You cannot currently watch the first five seasons of The Kids In The Hall for free with your Amazon Prime subscription (they’re all available for a fee, tho).
But just you wait.
Amazon announced today they’ve gotten the Canadian comedy troupe together for eight new episodes, coming soon to Amazon Prime.
All five members — Dave Foley, Bruce McCullouch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson — will participate, plus the executive producer who first brought them to TV, Mr. Lorne Michaels. The series originally aired on HBO and CBS in the U.S. and the CBC in their native land, from 1989-1995.
The Kids have reunited every so often for live tours, but nothing like this.
They made a movie, Brain Candy, in 1996, and then a miniseries a decade ago, Death Comes to Town, which aired on the CBC and IFC.
This time, it’s more of the sketches you know and love, and perhaps some of the updated sketches you’ve only been able to see live before now.
“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, vp 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.”
“Even after 30 years, The Kids in the Hall has retained its brilliance and originality,” said Michaels. “We are happy to be bringing back all of the original Kids for the new series.”
No word yet on when the new season will debut.