Apple TV+'s First-Ever TV Adaptation of Time Bandits Starring Lisa Kudrow Arrives July 24

Apple TV+ Announces the Date for First-Ever Television Adaptation of Cult Classic "Time Bandits" Starring Lisa Kudrow, Premiering Wednesday, July 24

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[Date Press Release Published: May 20, 2024] — Today, Apple TV+ announced the premiere date for the all-new comedic adventure series, "Time Bandits," the first-ever television adaptation of the beloved cult classic movie, to launch globally on Wednesday, July 24. Created for television by Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords"), Iain Morris ("The Inbetweeners") and Taika Waititi ("Our Flag Means Death"), and produced for Apple TV+ by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content's AC Studios and MRC, "Time Bandits" is an unpredictable journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin. Together, they set out on a thrilling quest to save the boy's parents - and the world.

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, the Harlem Renaissance, and much more along the way.

The compelling live-action series will delight viewers ages 9-99, and stars 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"). "Time Bandits" also features special guest appearances by Waititi and Clement.

Consisting of 10 episodes, "Time Bandits" is produced for Apple TV+ by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content's AC Studios and MRC. Clement, Morris and Waititi executive produce, write and direct select episodes, with Clement and Morris serving as co-showrunners. Garrett Basch and Tim Coddington also executive produce along with Jane Stanton who executive produces for Handmade Films.

The award-winning slate of original series and films for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the celebrated live-action animated hybrid special, "The Velveteen Rabbit"; the Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning animated short film "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse"; star-studded animated adventure film "Luck" from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation; and, BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated animated film "Wolfwalkers."

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July 16, 2024 9:00am ET by Apple TV+  

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