Taika Waititi's TIME BANDITS Reboot Enlists FRIENDS Alum Lisa Kudrow To Star

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi's next project is a serialized reboot of Terry Gilliam's terrific '80s sci-fi comedy, Time Bandits, and Lisa Kudrow has been tapped to lead...

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi is developing a reimagining of Terry Gilliam's '80s classic Time Bandits for Apple TV+, and Friends alum Lisa Kudrow has been tapped to star.

Kudrow will lead a cast that also includes Kal-El Tuck (Unseeing Evil), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Tadhg Murphy (Conversations With Friends), Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (You Don’t Know Me), Rune Temte (Eddie the Eagle), Kiera Thompson (Martyrs Lane) and Rachel House (Heartbreak High).

Though specific plot details are still under wraps, the series is described as "a comedic journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an eleven-year-old history nerd." The show appears to be keeping the original premise, but it's not clear if it'll be a full-on reboot or a follow-up with ties to the movie.

Character names have been disclosed, with Kudrow playing Penelope; Tuck as Kevin; Yi is Judy; Murphy plays Alto; Nsengiyumva is Widgit; Temte portrays Bittelig; Thompson plays Saffron, and House is Fianna.

Beyond this, we have no idea what their roles will entail, but it's assumed that most of these guys will make up the titular group of Bandits.

Waititi is set to direct the first two instalments of the 10-episode series, which will be co-produced by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content’s AC Studios and MRC Television.

Check out the trailer for the original Time Bandits film below!

Terry Gilliam is responsible for directing, producing, and co-writing the screenplay for the 1981 British fantasy adventure film. A number of well-known actors, including Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughan, and David Warner, are featured in the film.

The original Time Bandits tells the story of a young boy who is taken on an adventure through time with a band of thieves who steal treasure from various points in history. Throughout their travels, they encounter many different eras.

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