Few modern actresses have developed the sort of iconography enjoyed by Alyssa Milano. Starting her career as a child in movies like Commando and Old Enough, she would eventually go on to achieve increased fame in her teen and adult years with roles in sitcoms, soap operas, and major motion pictures. Hell, she even had a ship named after her in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Now it seems that the legendary actress has found a brand new TV role on the upcoming second season of Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer series, which is being dubbed Ten Years Later.
A new report from Deadline confirms that Alyssa Milano has been tapped to join the cast of the second season of Wet Hot American Summer. Unlike last summer's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the upcoming season of the Netflix series will fast forward in time one full decade to meet up with our favorite characters ten whole years after their final day of work at Camp Firewood. Well, everyone except Michael Ian Black's McKinley; he had a thing that day and he couldn't move it.
Sadly, no character information was unveiled, but we have an idea how the actress could play into things. It's the very specific time period of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later that likely informed the decision to cast Alyssa Milano in the first place. The upcoming season of the hit Netflix series will take place in the summer of 1991, which means that it will take place during the initial height of Milano's real life popularity on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? With that in mind, it seems like an incredibly clever move to cast a notable actress from the era to make an appearance in order to capitalize on 1990s nostalgia in a major way.
That being said, don't expect Alyssa Milano to exist merely as a prop for other characters to use for comedy. The actress has proven time and time again that she has the chops to hold her own and deliver the laughs with gusto. In addition to her aforementioned role on Who's The Boss? she has also taken on a number of comedic parts over the years, ranging from voice work on Family Guy to guest stints on live-action series like My Name Is Earl and Mr. Show with Bob and David, and Charmed was funny sometimes, too. To put it bluntly: she can hold her own against some of the best comedic talents in the industry. Expect no less this time around.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant information related to Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (as well as Alyssa Milano's involvement in it) as more details become available to us. The series is expected to premiere next year. For now, make sure to check out our comprehensive fall TV premiere guide and fill out your television viewing schedules accordingly! Stay tuned for more details!