Amazon greenlights revival of cult series The Kids in the Hall
In the decade since their miniseries reunion, Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall have teased the possibility of a future revival of the cult favorite series, and now Amazon has officially greenlit a new batch of episodes, according to Deadline.
The original group, composed of Dave Foley (Onward), Kevin McDonald (Lilo & Stitch), Bruce McCulloch (Super Troopers 2), Mark McKinney (Superstore) and Scott Thompson (American Gods) are all set to return for an eight-episode revival and reprise fan-favorite characters from the Canadian series that ran from 1989-95 on CBC. It would go on to run in syndication and repeats on CBS, HBO and Comedy Central.
“Even after 30 years, The Kids in the Hall has retained its brilliance and originality,” Lorne Michaels said in a statement. “We are happy to be bringing back all of the original Kids for the new series.”
Michaels, best known stateside as the creator of the long-running NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, is set to executive produce the upcoming revival through his Broadway Video banner alongside Project 10. The new chapter in the comedy troupe’s series will mark the first Canadian program to become a part of the Amazon Original Series brand.
“We’ve been investing in Canada for several years and are excited to add to that momentum by making The Kids in the Hall the first Canadian Amazon Original series,” said James Farrell, Vice President of International Originals for Amazon Studios. “The Kids in the Hall is an iconic show with a deep-rooted fan base. Several of our global hits, including The Boys, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Expanse have been filmed in Canada and we are looking forward to continuing our work with talented producers and crew teams across the country to bring this series to our Prime members around the world.”