As of yet, there is no set release date for the “Time Bandits” TV series. Apple first announced that they had purchased the rights to the title in 2018, in a collaboration with Anonymous Content, Media Rights Capital, and Paramount Television (via Deadline). After the news that Waititi was involved broke, it was assumed that the series would hit Apple TV+ sometime in 2020 — but then, of course, the pandemic happened.
Another worrying factor that may keep the “Time Bandits” release in limbo is the reported lack of communication between the studios and executive producer, Terry Gilliam. In an interview with Syfy Wire in October 2019, Gilliam revealed that he had not been told about Waititi’s involvement until he read about it online, causing frustration for the filmmaker. Gilliam also said that he had not yet signed a contract for the series, and does not plan to until he sees and approves of the pilot. While the worldwide pandemic may have been a big contribution to the delay of the series, it is also possible that the tension between Gilliam and the various production companies involved may have tripped up production somewhat.