IT’S HAPPENING — A NEW Muppets Series is Coming to Disney+!

We ALL know who the most underrated Disney characters are, right? Okay, let’s say it together on the count of 3 — 1…2…3…

Here’s a little hint!

THE MUPPETS! You said The Muppets, didn’t you? Well, even if you didn’t, it’s safe to say that The Muppets are a very beloved group of characters that we think Disney could definitely utilize more! They have one attraction, sure, but we want MORE, Disney! More merch, more shows, more movies, we’ll take it all, please. And, we guess Disney finally heard our wish, because it’s HAPPENING, PEOPLE — We’re getting a new Muppets series!!!

Disney+ has greenlit The Muppets Mahem, a comedy series starring the iconic Muppets! According to a press release, the series will be following The Electric Mayhem Band as they record their first ever album (a monumental moment!) after 45 years of jammin’ together.

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Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh, Dollface) will play the (human) lead role of Nora, the junior A&R executive who is tasked with managing and wrangling the band. The old-school Muppet band will come face to face with the current day music scene as they try to finally go platinum.

The Muppets starring in the series are Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone, and Lips on trumpet.

Titled: Electric Mayhem — From the Disney Fine Art Collection

This new series was developed and written by Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs), Bill Barretta (The Muppets, Muppets Haunted Mansion), and Jeff Yorkes based on characters created by Jim Henson.

©Jim Henson Co.

Their take is fresh, fun, musical and of course, hilarious. We couldn’t be happier to be the studio that is helping them get the band back together,” said President of ABC Signature, Jonnie Davis.

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We are so excited to bring the story of The Electric Mayhem Band to the front and center of this new series. They’ve been entertaining audiences since The Muppet Show, which debuted 45 years ago, so it’s wonderful that these characters are finally getting to play lead rather than supporting roles,” said David Lightbody, executive producer and senior vice president of Disney Live Entertainment and The Muppets Studio.

Muppets Art

We are SO EXCITED to check out this new Muppets series! And, how cool is it that they’re focusing on characters who aren’t usually in the spotlight? There is no release date right now for the series, but we’ll keep you updated when it’s announced, so stay tuned to DFB for news!

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