POTD: 'The Kids in the Hall' Revival Gets the Gang Back Together as Production Begins
Way back in 2017, there were rumblings the sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall were developing a series revival that would hopefully land a streaming home. It took a few years, but Amazon finally ordered it last spring just before all hell broke loose with the coronavirus pandemic. Now that things are slowly getting back to normal,the Kids in the Hall revival is back in production, and the original cast got together for a photo to honor the occasion. But be warned, most of them have less hair or different colored hair than the last time you saw them.
The Kids in the Hall Reunion Photo
Dave Foley posted the photo alongside fellow cast members Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. They’re up in Toronto, Canada with production already underway on the eight-episode revival that will bring back some classic characters from the original series and introduce some new ones as well.
Back when the revival was ordered, James Farrell, Vice President of International Originals for Amazon Studios, said:
“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.”
Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of Saturday Night Live, is behind The Kids in the Hall revival, and if all goes well, maybe we’ll get even more episodes of the series down the road.
What would be really great is if we could get some kind of SCTV reunion to happen. Remember when Martin Scorsese was said to be involved with the Second City sketch series cast getting back together? Even Rick Moranis was said to be involved. What happened to that? Maybe the success of The Kids in the Hall revival could help get it out faster. We’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope for plenty more Canadian sketch comedy in our future.
Until then, here’s this:
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