Apple TV+ sets cast for “Time Bandits,” new original series from Academy Award-winning co-writer, director and executive producer Taika Waititi
Lisa Kudrow, Kal-El Tuck, Charlyne Yi, Tadhg Murphy, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Kiera Thompson and Rachel House to lead cast of new Apple Original comedy
Apple TV+ today announced it will expand its Emmy Award-winning comedy slate with “Time Bandits,” a new 10-episode series co-written, directed and executive produced by Academy and BAFTA Award-winner and Emmy Award-nominee Taika Waititi (“Our Flag Means Death,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Thor” films), and starring an ensemble cast led by Emmy and SAG Award-winner Lisa Kudrow.
With the first two episodes directed by Waititi, “Time Bandits” is a comedic journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an eleven-year-old history nerd. The series will star:
· Emmy and SAG Award-winner Lisa Kudrow (“The Comeback,” “Booksmart,” “Web Therapy,” “Friends”) as ‘Penelope’
· Kal-El Tuck (“Unseeing Evil,” “Band in the Sand”) as ‘Kevin’
· Charlyne Yi (“Knocked up,” “Paper Heart,” “The Second Act”) as ‘Judy’
· Tadhg Murphy (“Conversations with Friends,” “Black Sails,” “Brassic,” “Undergods”) as ‘Alto’
· Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (“You Don’t know Me,” “Tomb Raider”) as ‘Widgit’
· Rune Temte (“Eddie The Eagle,” “The Last Kingdom,” “Captain Marvel”) as ‘Bittelig’
· Kiera Thompson (“Martyrs Lane,” “Salisbury Poisonings”) as ‘Saffron’
· Rachel House (“Heartbreak High,” “Thor Ragnarok”) as ‘Fianna’
“Time Bandits” is produced for Apple TV+ by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content’s AC Studios and MRC Television. The series is executive produced by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Iain Morris, and Garrett Basch along with Handmade Films.
The series will premiere on Apple TV+ alongside an offering of award-winning and hit comedies including Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso,” which landed back-to-back awards for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first two seasons; acclaimed comedy “Mythic Quest,” set to debut its third season this fall; “Acapulco,” returning for season two on October 21; “Bad Sisters,” from executive producer and star Sharon Horgan; and, returning seasons of broadly celebrated series “The Afterparty,” “Schmigadoon!” and more.
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