Kids In The Hall Reuniting For New Amazon Prime Series

Amazon Prime is reuniting the iconic 1990s Canadian sketch comedy group The Kids In The Hall.

All five original members – Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson – will be returning for an eight episode series which will see them “reprise fan-favorite characters from the series which originally ran from 1989 to 1995” according to Deadline.

This marks the first time the entire group has appeared together on television since their 2010 miniseries Death Comes To Town.

No word as to when the series will get into production or when it will premiere on Amazon Prime. Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, who was instrumental in getting the Kids in the Hall onto television originally will be returning to executive produce.

The Kids first came together in 1985 in Toronto. But the group almost died before it was born when McKinney and McCulloch were lured to New York City to write for Saturday Night Live. The pair’s tenure at SNL was short lived, but when Michaels saw them perform with the rest of the troupe a year later, he set about getting them their own show which premiered on HBO in the US and the CBC in Canada in 1988.

The eponymous The Kids In The Hall series ran for five seasons, wrapping up in 1995. The following year they released their first, and to date only, feature film, Brain Candy. Although all five members went on to various degrees of success in solo careers, the reunited in 200 and 2008 for stage tours.

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