‘The Muppets’ Are Heading Back To TV Again!
When Disney announced it was starting its own streaming service, there was one group of characters that were conspicuously absent – ‘The Muppets’. That oversight has now been resolved.
News landed last night that a new Muppet tv show will join the line up of series coming to the as-yet-untitled streaming service. The beloved fuzzy characters have been around since Jim Henson first created them back in the 50s. However, it wasn’t until ‘Sesame Street’ in 1969 and ‘The Muppet Show’ in the 70s that they really grabbed the imagination of the public. Since then they have had multiple movies and tv shows, including the seminal festive classic ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’. Most recently Disney attempted to reboot ‘The Muppets’ series in 2016 but it, unfortunately, failed to connect with audiences and was cancelled after one season.
Disney, who acquired The Muppets in 2004, are pulling out all their big name franchises for the launch of the new service. We already know there will be at least on live-action ‘Star Wars’ series on the slate, along with a ‘Monsters Inc.’ animated series, a ‘High School Musical’ series and a tv version of ‘The Mighty Ducks’. There may also be a new Marvel series along with the current movie line up on the service, and they have other ‘Star Wars’ tv shows in the works too. Other properties being considered for reboots include the films ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘Father of the Bride’ and ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’.
No news on exactly what form the new Muppets show will take, but hopefully, it goes back to something more in the vain of the original 70s classic tv series. We will have to wait and see.
Disney’s as-yet-untitled streaming service is due to launch in Autumn 2019 in the US, with a rollout worldwide after that. We’ll let you know when we hear more details.