‘Muppets Now’ promises to bring all the madness characteristic of Jim Henson’s characters to the streaming platform.
There have already been several attempts to bring back ‘The Muppets’ on a regular basis. The characters created by Jim Henson that enjoyed great popularity in the ’70s and ’80s with ‘The Muppet Show’ and its various films.
In 2011, Walt Disney Pictures released ‘The Muppets,’ which would be the first movie based on the characters to be released in cinemas after 12 years. Its success was such that it led producers to publish its sequel ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ in 2014.
The ABC TV network also tried it with ‘Muppets.’ It premiered a television show, which had a behind-the-scenes format in September 2015. After a season of 16 episodes, it was canceled in May 2016.
Now Disney+ seems ready to bet again on these characters in its new exclusive series, ‘Muppets Now.’ Through a new trailer, they have given a glimpse of what the series could look like from July 31st.
This new series will consist of unscripted segments starring Kermit, the frog (formerly known as Rene), Miss Piggy, Beeker, Animal, accompanied by various celebrities like Aubrey Plaza, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini, and RuPaul.
As a common thread of these segments, through its six episodes (at least during the first season), a story will be told in which Scooter has the task of delivering and uploading the new TV series to the streaming service, facing countless obstacles along the way.