Splashreport initially teased back in February that The Muppets would be finding a new home at Disney‘s soon-to-be-open streaming service Disney+ and that it would be written by Josh Gad (Frozen and the upcoming Honey, I Shrunk the Kids reboot) and the creative duo behind Once Upon a Time Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz. Initially to be set right after the events of 1984’s The Muppets Take Manhattan, the show is likely to be titled The Muppets Live Another Day. I like to think there will be lots of James Bond references based off that.
There seem to be further advances in the series development from DisInsider and Slashfilm who are now reporting that the show will be out in 2020 and that it will be organised as a series of 10 minute unscripted episodes that take place against the backdrop of either a cooking show, a game show or a talk show.
Production on this series is due to start on June 9th and is scheduled to finish on June 18th.
As yet there are still no official details released by the House of Mouse but with something like 10 feature films and 25 shows in development for the streaming service, bringing back The Muppets doesn’t seem like a far fetched notion.
While everyone’s favourite felted performers have had a good number of shots back to their 70’s and 80’s height of popularity, a couple of feature films and a mixed reception to an updated show in 2015 has not always drawn the household name status that they used to know.
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