'Time Bandits' Trailer: Lisa Kudrow Stars In New Comedy Series From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi

When it was announced that Apple TV+ was remaking Terry Gilliam’sTime Bandits” film as a new TV series, there were quite a few people upset by the prospect. But now that we’ve seen a trailer, the series looks… delightful. 

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As seen in the trailer, “Time Bandits” is co-created by Jemaine Clement, Iain Morris, and Taika Waititi and tells the story of a young boy who finds out that his bedroom allows him to travel all throughout time and space. That’s when he runs into the Time Bandits, a group of time-travelers who steal things. I mean, it’s kinda in the name, right?

The ensemble cast for the series includes Lisa Kudrow (“The Comeback”), Kal-El Tuck (“Unseeing Evil”), Tadhg Murphy (“Conversations With Friends”), Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (“You Don’t Know Me”), Rune Temte (“Eddie the Eagle”), Charlyne Yi (“Knocked Up”), Rachel House (“Heartbreak High”), Kiera Thompson (“Martyrs Lane”), James Dryden (“Ready Player One”), Felicity Ward (“The Office” Australia), Francesca Mills (“Harlots”), and Imaan Hadchiti (“Thor: Love and Thunder”). And yes, considering this is a series co-created by Clement and Waititi, both of them show up in the series. 

“Time Bandits” debuts on Apple TV+ on July 24. You can watch the trailer below.

Here’s the synopsis:

Guided by Lisa Kudrow, the eccentric crew of bandits embark on epic adventures while evil forces threaten their conquests, and life as they know it. As the group transports through time and space, the gang stumbles upon fascinating worlds of the distant past while seeking out treasure, depending on Kevin to shed light on each situation. The “Time Bandits” witness the creation of Stonehenge, see the Trojan Horse in action, escape dinosaurs in the prehistoric ages, wreak havoc during medieval times, experience the Ice Age, ancient civilizations and the Harlem Renaissance, and much more along the way.