‘Time Bandits’ Trailer: Lisa Kudrow Leads A Ragtag Bunch In Taika Waititi And Jemaine Clement’s Apple Comedy Series

Released in 1981, Time Bandits is peak Terry Gilliam madness, and a fantasy classic so beloved you’d have to be crazy to try and top it. Well, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are that kind of crazy, and Apple has debuted the trailer for their series remake of Time Bandits, starring Lisa Kudrow. Yeah, this is gonna be fun.

Kudrow leads a band of, well, time bandits, who steal things all across time and space with their newest recruit, an 11-year-old boy named Kevin. Good thing he’s a history buff, because they’re going to need it where they’re going.

Also in the cast are Kal-El Tuck, Tadhg Murphy, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Charlyne Yi, Rachel House, Kiera Thompson, James Dryden, Felicity Ward, Francesca Mills and Imaan Hadchiti You can expect both Waititi and Clement to make appearances, too.

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.

The 10-episode Time Bandits series will premiere on Apple TV+ with two episodes on July 24th, followed by two new episodes each Wednesday through Aug. 21.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.