Taika Waititi Plays God (Literally) in First Trailer for Apple TV+ Reboot

Taika Waititi Plays God (Literally) in First Trailer for Apple TV+ Reboot

In 2022, we heard: Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi and his frequent collaborator Jemaine Clement (Legion, What We Do in the Shadows) were in the process of reinterpreting Terry Gilliam’s ’80s sci-fi classic Time Bandits For Apple TV+ Friends Our alumna Lisa Kudrow will star in the lead role.

Following a preview image introducing the new team, the first trailer has now been released.

Kudrow will lead a cast that also includes Kal-El Tuck (Not Seeing Evil), Charlyne Yi (Pregnant), Tadhog Murphy (Chats with Friends), Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (Do you know me), Rune Temte (Eddie Eagle), Kiera Thompson (Martyrs Street) and Rachel House (Heartbreak High).

Waititi will play the Supreme Being, while Clement will take on the role of Pure Evil.

The series is described as “a comic journey through time and space following a group of thieves and their newest member, an eleven-year-old history buff,” and based on this trailer, we’ll be revisiting many of the locations and characters from Gilliam’s film.

Kudrow plays the team’s leader, Penelope; Tuck plays Kevin; Yi plays Judy; Murphy plays Alto; Nsengiyumva plays Widgit; Temte plays Bittelig; Thompson plays Saffron; and House plays Fianna.

New perspective Time Bandits The series, which will last 10 episodes, is about Kevin meeting a group of “expert thieves.”

Waititi has said he’s wanted to work with Kudrow for years, and that he and Clement are particularly keen to work with HBO Return.

“I love Lisa Kudrow so much, and I thought it would be great to see her lead a group of idiots through time.” The filmmaker explained in a recent interview:

“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” Waititi continued by praising the original film: “I remember a lot of them scaring me. Most kids’ movies back then weren’t that creative and imaginative.”

“I was quite young, so it would have been a bigger introduction to Terry Gilliam and British comedy.” adds Clement. “Seeing John Cleese as Robin Hood is still, I think, one of the funniest scenes in any movie.”

Waititi will direct the first two episodes of the series, which will be co-produced by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content’s AC Studios and MRC Television.

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section.