Bill & Ted is an American buddy comedy sci-fi film series featuring Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, portrayed by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, respectively, two metalhead slacker friends who travel through time. The series spans two films: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) with an upcoming third film, Bill & Ted Face the Music set for release in 2020, all produced mainly by Scott Kroopf and directed by various directors. There have been numerous spin-offs, including an animated television series (with Winter and Reeves reprising their roles), a live-action television series in 1992, video games, and comic books. Originally released and co-produced by Orion Pictures, ownership moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer following the purchase of Orion in 1997, and has been the main licencee and distributor since.