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Kids In The Hall might be getting revived for television according to one of the stars of the series. Kevin McDonald, who was doing an interview ahead of a comedy show in Fort Meyers, Florida, announced the news that Saturday Night Live and KITH producer Lorne Michaels and the Canadian comedy troupe were trying to get the band back together for more laughs:
Last night, before I got on the plane, we got a Kids in the Hall group message to all of us. (Producer) Lorne Michaels wants us to do what Mr. Show did, and do like six episodes of sketches for something like Netflix. It's so at the beginning, we're not able to even get conference calls together. There's always one or two of us that are kind of busy. And because we are who we are, there's always one of us against it. But I think, right now, there's no one against it. ... And I'll try to get it going, because I'm the one who's supposed to get it going. ... It's super exciting!
It could be that Kevin McDonald was just rolling with the Mr. Show idea when he name-dropped Netflix to news-press, but it is interesting that the Kids In The Hall star went straight to that idea considering the series originally aired on HBO in the United States. One would imagine that the team would at least approach HBO before heading straight to streaming, although it may be that Lorne Michaels already met with the network and they passed before talks could go any further. Considering Netflix is leading the charge in reviving shows that have been off the air for a long time, it also just might make more sense for the sketch comedy stars to take their oddball comedy there.
If the Kids In The Hall do end up reuniting for a television series, it will be for the first time in three years. The group reunited on behalf of their costar Dave Foley's sitcom Spun Out, and a majority of the troupe got together for a cameo appearance on the PBS kids show Odd Squad. As far as things strictly pertaining to Kids In The Hall, this potential one-off series will be first new product the franchise has released since 2010's miniseries Death Comes To Town:
This talk of a revival seems to be still in the early stages, so Kids In The Hall fans should keep their eyes peeled for updates in the near future. In the meantime, fans can stay informed on all things that may or may not be coming to Netflix via our Netflix premiere guide, or our podcast, The Cord Cutter Podcast. Those just looking for more great television in general, feel free to check out our fall premiere guide and bookmark it to stay on top of all the latest premieres.