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New Muppet series in development for Disney's 2019 streaming service

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by RealWonderman, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    I think the last episodes of Muppets Tonight its what would work better for the muppets nowadays, with the classic characters, the second season of MT was all new characters, with Kermit, Gonzo etc making cameos and with basically no Frank Oz characters.
  2. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    What are you talking about muppet treasure island and muppets from space are so similar :)
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I would like to see slightly more emphasis on different characters. I mean, it's been Kermit and Miss Piggy's will they/won't they/they are/are they/used to be relationship for 40 years now. It's an interesting dynamic, but I would like them to put a little less emphasis on it.
  4. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    If it is a direct reboot from the 2015, it means we will most definitely see a recast of Rizzo (presumably Peter). While the circumstances surrounding it are unfortunate, it is really nice that Peter is finally getting the characters and recognition he deserves.
  5. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    YAAAAAYYYY!!! Just thinking a few days ago how much I miss the Muppets being in the spotlight nowadays and then this gets announced! I gotta admit, I did not see this coming!

    But yeah, this is great news, and I think that streaming is definitely the way to go with the Muppets; standard television, unfortunately, is really going downhill I'm afraid. Like Pig's Laundry said, I really hope they continue with Piggy's character development, and I am also looking forward to seeing Piggy and Matt Vogel's Kermit together for real this time! Wow, this news really made my day! :) :excited:
  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Great to see that Disney is still doing stuff with The Muppets, and also isn't just having them star in preschool stuff. We'll have to wait and see if this new show will continue the muppets. or if it will be a clean slate. I'm hoping more of the former myself.
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  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I will certainly get the new Disney streaming service just to see this! Let's hope they have Jim Lewis or Kirk Thatcher be a part of the writing team. Even if this show isn't a continuation of the ABC series, they could still keep some of the things from that show. After all in the Hollywood Bowl show, Scooter brought up his mom's boyfriend Ken. So maybe Sam will still have a crush on Janice.
    Froggy Fool likes this.
  8. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    If he does my head is going through a wall
  9. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Also, a Monsters Inc. series sounds interesting. As long as they don't actually go through with full ideas from the DTV sequel that was going to get made after Pixar almost split ways and before Disney bought them, that would be neat. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command was an awesome show, so that one does have promise. :)
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  10. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    Awesome news, but I do wonder...how much promotion will Disney put into this new show given what happen to the last Muppet themed show ? :o
  11. blumuppetfan

    blumuppetfan New Member

    Oh man, I'm really excited for ANYTHING Muppet-related these days!! Hopefully Gonzo and Sam get more screentime! (as you can see I'm really living up to my name here :laugh:)
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  12. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    As one of the fans who disliked the 2015 series, I hope they start over with a clean slate. Only time will tell, I guess.
    Froggy Fool likes this.
  13. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Once this is actually officially confirmed, I'm going to be treating this new series with extremely cautious optimism. I learned my lesson from last time.

    This is a 'needs further investigation' case for the time being....
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  14. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    As someone who did like the show in 2015 I don't know what I want. I don't want a reboot of the 2015 show ora remake of the original Mupper show. So I'm nervous about what it's gonna be like.

    But if they tried muppets tonight again with kermit as host it be ok with that
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  15. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    I have no idea what I want from The Muppets anymore. It's clear to me that most screenwriters don't know what made them an icon to begin with, which is why (in my personal opinion), the reboots almost always flop. I've all but given up hope on a fantastic Muppet project (one that's not Most Wanted, that is) - let's hope that dream can be envisioned.

    "High School Musical reboot" *cringe intensifies*

    Truth be told, I have a major soft spot for HSM, but no - leave it be. There's a reason it ended where it did; to not outstay it's welcome (to those who enioyed it), but also offer a decent ending. No Vanessa Hudgens = no sale. Efron, I could live without.

    Speaking of, why no Gabriella & Sharpay spinoff? That's probably the only reboot I could ever see working.
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  16. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member


    (unless if it's for releasing seasons 4 and 5)
  17. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm not surprise that they're going to be on the streaming service this time. But, I'm happy that Disney care for The Muppets even though Muppets Most Wanted and The Muppets TV Show sadly didn't do well. Let's hope they have a better luck on Disney Streaming Service.
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  18. xSunnyEclipse

    xSunnyEclipse Well-Known Member

    I'm actually really excited for this. It does show that Disney does still care for The Muppets and this is a smart move. Especially since we now have Muppet Babies coming out next month as well.

    I'm not sure if I want the Muppet Show 2.0 or something different. I'm still one of the people that still defends the 2015 show and liked how they handled it (later on in the episodes) and it could of worked before if they would of had the right people at the time.

    So, if they try to the 2015 show again but actually doing what they did at the end of the series with Up Late with Miss Piggy and actually having segments and still doing some episodic stories, then it could work.

    However, I can tell that's not what everyone wants. From what I've seen with the response to the Hollywood Bowl, doing the Muppet Show is the best direction to go. Let's just hope they get the right people to do this.
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    In this day and age I think more and more people want shows with more character development and heavier story arcs. I mean, kids cartoons are becoming more complex and arc heavy, we're even starting to see it a lot with comedies such as The Good Place, Last Man On Earth, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Not to mention, variety shows are few and far between nowadays, and the ones that have existed recently haven't done so well (aside from SNL). So, i'm not saying that they should have 13 dramatic episodes where they ban together to defeat some big bad, but what i'm saying is the show needs to have more fleshed out plots, slightly more character development, and maybe an episode every year that changes the status quo just a little.
  20. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    SWEET, A NEW MUPPET SERI-- Oh, it's only gonna be on Disney's version of Netflix? :sigh:

    (On a side note, it won't be long before Disney owns our souls.)

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