When you wake up to find this sort of news nesting pleasantly in your Inbox, the day is already as sweet and tangy as it can possibly get. Much to my surprise, The Kids in the Hall, the legendary sketch comedy troupe featuring Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson, are returning to Canadian television next year with an 8-part miniseries entitled “Death Comes to Town.” As a rabid fan of the original series, you can’t even imagine how excited I am. The only thing stopping me from shooting directly through the ceiling is the fact that the series has yet to be picked up for US consumption. However, it’s probably only a matter of time at this point, so I won’t dwell too much on the negatives. Lorne Michaels, get to work.
“Death Comes to Town” chronicles a small suburban community’s collective reaction to a series of particularly gruesome murders, which, coincidentally, have occurred just as Death decides to pay the residents a visit. As you may already have guessed, the boys will be portraying a wide variety of extremely colorful characters.
The impossibly amusing trailer, courtesy of Funny or Die, lies below. It’s not safe for work, but to be honest, who cares? Enjoy!