Taika Waititi is one of the busiest people right now in Hollywood as he is attached to numerous film and TV projects at the moment with one of them being the TV series adaptation of the 1981 film Time Bandits. Now, it looks like the project is officially moving forward as they have recruited a high-profile star to join the series.
According to Deadline, Friends and The Comeback star Lisa Kudrow has been tapped to join the Apple TV+ series adaptation of Time Bandits in the lead role. She will be playing the role of Penelope. Her casting also comes as the project was officially given a green light from the streamer.
The series has also cast Kal-El Tuck, Charlyne Yi, Tadhg Murphy, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Kiera Thompson, and Rachel House to join the ensemble alongside Kudrow.
Waititi will direct the first two episodes of the ten-episode series and executive produce alongside Jemaine Clement, Iain Morris, and Garrett Basch. It 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."
It is exciting to hear that the series is officially happening after being in the works for years, especially now with the casting of Kudrow who is a talented and hilarious actress that can help put an interesting spin on this adaptation. It would be interesting to see how she'll play into the story of the series.
This news also comes as Waititi is busy working on several projects at the moment including the untitled Star Wars film project, Our Flag Means Death, and also recently finished working on the MCU film Thor: Love and Thunder.
Apple TV+ has not set a release date yet for the Time Bandits series.