Kids in the Hall working on new miniseries - VIDEO
by Mike Moody, posted Dec 4th 2008 11:31AM
The news that The Kids in the Hall are working on a new Canadian TV miniseries should make comedy nerds everywhere happy. I know I'm excited, even though it might be a while until it airs in the U.S. (I'm kicking myself for not moving to Canada like I said I would after the 2004 presidential election.)
Mr. Dave Foley told the Canadian Press that all the original Kids (Foley, Bruce McCullough, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald) are writing an eight-ep miniseries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the home of their original sketch comedy show. It sounds like their recent reunion tour went pretty well. The five-member troupe will star in the series, which Foley says won't be a sketch comedy, but will involve a number of comic characters.
"... it'll be a single narrative miniseries. Probably the closest thing to it will probably be something like (the defunct cult British series) League of Gentlemen, which I think was brilliant. So I hope it will be close to that," Foley told the Press.
They're calling it Death Comes to Town. I hope that means we'll see Bruce McCullough dressed as a tiny Grim Reaper, or possibly a tiny bubonic plague victim in a flannel shirt. Either one would be good.
IMBD says the series will premiere January 2010 on CBC, but there's still no word on when or exactly where it will air in the U.S. I'll break the Internet looking for it if I have to. Especially if it's anywhere near as funny as this: