It’s been 29 years since Alex Winter last strummed the air as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, lifemate and bandmate to Keanu Reeves’ Ted “Theodore” Logan, in the cult teen comedy, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991).
Since then, Winter, also known for his turn in 1987’s The Lost Boys, has mainly positioned himself behind the camera as a documentary filmmaker, directing such works as 2012’s Downloaded, about early filesharing protocol Napster, and this year’s Showbiz Kids, a look at the perils of being child actor. You could be forgiven for thinking that his acting days were behind him – Winter’s last onscreen role was in 2015.
However, you can’t keep a good cult comedy down. Together with Reeves and original Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, Winter has been working tirelessly to bring his most famous character back. And for longer than you might think.