With Christmas just a few days away, many will be revisiting the holiday classic Home Alone, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. Fans even got a chance to watch the movie in theaters last month with a special two-night screening put together by Fathom Events. But have you ever wondered what happened to the adorable Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin? If so, a new web series entitled :DRYVRS has your answer, with Macaulay Culkin returning to reprise his role as an adult Kevin, giving us a glimpse at what his life has become.
The web series stars creator Jack Dishel as a musician who uses a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, with each episode featuring a different guest star, as we see how the passenger and driver interact. The first episode, entitled Just Me In The House By Myself, stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin, a distraught, long-haired adult who doesn't even know how to drive, but is tasked with taking over his wife's duties as a driver. After Kevin doesn't answer a phone call from his mother, he starts telling his passenger all about how his family left him alone over the Christmas holiday when he was just eight years old.
This episode takes quite a turn, though, when a carjacker approaches, which gives Kevin a chance to show off his impressive, MacGyver-like skills. New episodes will be posted on Jack Dishel's YouTube channel in early 2016, with future guest stars including Rosanna Arquette and Steven Weber. Jack Dishel is best known as a musician, who currently leads the band Only Son and formerly played guitar for Moldy Peaches.
Jack Dishel has been transitioning into comedy and acting as of late, though, filming a number of one-man comedy shows and appearing in films. He recently signed on to star in Adam Green's Aladdin, which will reunite him with Macaulay Culkin. Filmmaker Adam Green also stars alongside Zoë Kravitz, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Penn Badgley.
In addition to the first full episode, we also have three photos from the first episode of :DRYVRS. If you're planning on watching Home Alone this holiday season, the first episode of :DRYVRS will serve as a fine companion to that timeless classic. Check out the first episode below, to see how the events of this beloved Christmas movie scarred young Kevin for life, but be warned, there is plenty of adult language in this five-minute episode. Stay tuned for more episodes of :DRYVRS, arriving sometime next year.