Disney+ will debut “Muppets Now,” a new original series featuring the world’s most beloved puppets, on July 31 on the streaming service. “Muppets Now” is The Muppets Studio’s first original series for Disney+.
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the gang joined helped announce the series by sharing their own unique spin on the series’ original key art. Click-through the read the entire thread, it’s cute:
(random thought: The Muppets have actually been pretty good at the whole Twitter thing for a while. Maybe we should let them take over all social media. Now, that would be a show.)
The six-episode season continues the ‘making a show’ theme familiar to recent Muppet movies and TV series. The conceit finds Scooter rushing to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him.
Disney promises the show will be overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed (there’s a limit?). We look forward to seeing the Muppets cut loose in “Muppets Now” with the kind of startling silliness and heartfelt fun that first made them famous.
Since buying the rights to Jim Henson’s Muppets back in the early 1990s and creating The Muppets Studio, Disney has struggled to come up with a format that captured the magic of those first films and the variety hour TV series. Here’s hoping that “Muppets Now” is more successful.