Macaulay Culkin Plays Grown-Up Kevin McCallister as Uber Driver in New Series

Justin Caffier
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Surely we’ve all spent a little time wondering what happened to Kevin McCallister after the events of the two (there were ONLY two) Home Alone films.

A new web series, :DRYVRS, has the star of those John Hughes-penned films, Macaulay Culkin, reprising his role, with Kevin now a stressed 30-something Uber driver for the series’ premiere episode.

Obviously, there’s no mention of the name “Kevin McCallister,” as 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly in the business of handing over rights to billion dollar franchises, even for the leading actors to use for a one-off appearance, but the episode makes it clear that this is the little kid that fended off the Wet/Sticky Bandits.

Mashable reports series creator Jack Dishel, also a musician of Only Son and The Moldy Peaches fame, plays a passenger picked up in Culkin’s car where the now-adult McCallister explains why he sent a call from his mom to voicemail. 

"How about this? It's Christmas time — it's f*cking Christmas — and your whole family goes on vacation — whole family — and they forget their 8-year-old-son, their 8-year-old-son. …  All by yourself in a house for a week. I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders. I was just a kid. I mean, I still have nightmares about this bald weirdo dude.”

 

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Dishel, who has been IRL friends with Culkin for some time, pitched the idea thinking full well the former child star would and should reject it, but Culkin was surprisingly immediately game.

The idea for the series came to Dishel after he took Ubers and Lyfts to and from the studio while recording an entire album. He kept encountering people with such unique and bizarre personal stories that he decided to write, direct, and star in his own fictionalized versions of the trips.

The series will continue on the show’s YouTube channel next year.

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