The first episode features Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth, his brother and The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll.
The 10-part series is raising money for Partners In Health, a global health organization working to help families affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with the Roald Dahl Story Company and their partners matching every dollar donated during the campaign.
The Roald Dahl Group has shared the first two episodes of “James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends,” a YouTube series hosted by Waititi with dozens of actors reprising key parts of the famous Roald Dahl children’s tale.
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker has partnered up with the Roald Dahl Story Company for a 10-part series where he and several other stars do a group reading of the classic story James and the Giant Peach—and the first two episodes are already here.
No word yet whether we can expect Waititi to continue the series with other Roald Dahl books, but we’d love to see it!