Apple TV+ Orders Brand New Series Of ‘Fraggle Rock’!
Apple TV+ wants you to “dance your cares away” and save your “worries for another day” as the streaming service orders a brand new series of Emmy Award-winning fan favourite ‘Fraggle Rock‘.
The new ‘Fraggle Rock’ series will be reimagined as a global Apple Original series for new generations of fans to enjoy together on Apple TV+. Produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with New Regency, the series will reunite the original stars – Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Travelling Matt – for new songs and adventures, with the same spirit as the classic.
Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will executive produce the new ‘Fraggle Rock’ series for The Jim Henson Company. Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency and long-time Henson collaborator John Tartaglia (‘Splash and Bubbles,’ ‘Johnny and the Sprites’) are also executive producing. Showrunners Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson (‘New Girl,’ ‘American Dad,’ ‘Community’) are attached to executive produce and write. Rita Peruggi (‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,’ ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’) will produce. Dave Goelz (performing Boober and Uncle Travelling Matt) and Karen Prell (performing Red) are also attached to the project. Harvey Mason Jr. is the executive music producer for the series.
The new series comes following the overwhelming global fandom around the recent debut of the Apple TV+ shorts ‘Fraggle Rock: Rock On!‘. That series launched in April and featured the Fraggles all connecting via devices created by the industrious Doozers – Doozertubes – to sing together, whilst staying socially distant. The mini-episodes featuring award-winning special guests Alanis Morissette, Common, Jason Mraz, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish and Ziggy Marley. The project was produced by The Jim Henson Company in accordance with the COVID-19 “Safer at Home” guidelines and was all shot on iPhone 11 phones from the homes of the production team and individual artists from all over the US.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.
No news on exactly when ‘Fraggle Rock‘ will premiere, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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