Cult Canadian comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall are returning to TV. The five-strong sketch team, whose original series ran in North America in the late eighties and early nineties, are to make eight new episodes for Canadian broadcaster CBC next year.
And the show, tentatively titled Death Comes to Town, has been inspired by The League of Gentlemen.
Star Dave Foley said: ‘It’ll be an eight-episode arc with a narrative running through it. We will play all the characters but it won’t be sketch, it’ll be a single narrative mini-series.
‘Probably the closest thing to it would be something like The League of Gentlemen, which I think was brilliant. So I hope it will be close to that.’
The team, who have previously been compared to Monty Python, have been off the air since 1994; although they reunited this year for a live comeback tour following the success of an appearance at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival.
The Kids are also considering a movie, despite the slating their 1996 film Brain Candy received.
‘We’re still talking about doing a feature as well, but first we have to wait until everyone who ever saw Brain Candy is dead,’ Foley added.