Disney+ has ordered a new short-form Muppets series titled “Muppets Now,” the streamer announced at the D23 expo on Friday.
The “unscripted” series is set to premiere on the service in 2020 and will feature celebrity guests. No other details were shared.
The project is just the latest entry in the “Muppets” franchise, which most recently included the 2012 film “The Muppets” and its sequel “Muppets Most Wanted,” as well as a short-lived ABC series also titled “The Muppets.”
ABC’s take on “The Muppets” was a mockumentary-style series with a more adult-oriented slant on the Jim Henson characters. The premise of the show was that Kermit the Frog split from longtime love interest Miss Piggy, and the pair was forced to continue to work together on the fictional late-night talk show “Up Late With Miss Piggy.”
Bill Prady and Bob Kushell co-created the series, which was produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio. It was canceled after one season.
Coming exclusively to #DisneyPlus in 2020, @TheMuppets proudly present MUPPETS NOW, a new short-form unscripted series! I’d love to tell you more, but Joe The Legal Weasel is right behind me. Gulp! pic.twitter.com/UCXdaopQJR
— Kermit the Frog (@KermitTheFrog) August 24, 2019
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