Lisa Kudrow Leads Time-Travelling Thieves in Taika Waititi’s Apple TV+ Series

The first trailer for Taika Waititi’s Time Bandits, starring Lisa Kudrow, has hit the internet.

Lisa Kudrow Leads Time-Travelling Thieves in Taika Waititi’s Apple TV+ Series

A Journey Through Time and Space

Apple TV+ has provided an official synopsis, describing the series as an unpredictable journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: 11-year-old history buff Kevin. Together, they embark on a thrilling quest to save Kevin’s parents—and the world.

Lisa Kudrow Leads Time-Travelling Thieves in Taika Waititi’s Apple TV+ Series

From Wardrobe to Adventure

The trailer opens with young Kevin (Kal-El Tuck) discovering a portal behind his wardrobe. This sets the tone for the series, much like in the original 1981 film directed by Terry Gilliam. Kevin’s exploration leads him to encounter Penelope (Lisa Kudrow) and her eclectic band of thieves. They journey through various historical periods and fantastical realms, encountering incredible sights such as the creation of Stonehenge and the Trojan Horse in action.

Lisa Kudrow Leads Time-Travelling Thieves in Taika Waititi’s Apple TV+ Series

A Talented Creative Team

Taika Waititi, along with his longtime collaborator Jemaine Clement and Flight of the Conchords’ alum Iain Morris, serves as creator of the series. Waititi, Clement, and Morris not only created but also penned the first two episodes. Waititi directs these initial episodes, ensuring his unique comedic flair permeates the show.

An Eclectic Ensemble Cast

The cast includes Charlyne Yi, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Rachel House, Matt King, George Houdvardas, and Zoe Ventoura. Additionally, Waititi and Clement guest-star as Supreme Being and Pure Evil, respectively. A particular focus is on their portrayals of characters that delve into darker human tendencies.

Lisa Kudrow Leads Time-Travelling Thieves in Taika Waititi’s Apple TV+ Series

A Nod to the Original

The original film, also written by Terry Gilliam & Michael Palin, was known for its unique blend of fantasy and dark humor. It delighted audiences with its creative storytelling. The new series honors this legacy while offering fresh interpretations and elements specifically tailored for today’s audience.

Eagerly Awaited Release

The 10-episode series premieres on Wednesday, July 24. New episodes will be released every Friday through August 21, promising an engaging summer run for fans old and new alike.

Lisa Kudrow Leads Time-Travelling Thieves in Taika Waititi’s Apple TV+ Series

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