'Muppets Now': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the unscripted Disney+ comedy
The Muppets are set to return in an all new, unscripted series, featuring a variety of celebrity guests
The Muppets are back, taking another shot at appealing to modern audiences, and this time, they're experimenting with an unscripted format. Featuring a variety of special guests and a trademark wry and wacky sense of humor, the new Disney+ series will see the Muppets get into more hijinks than ever - that is, if Joe from Legal allows them to.
'Muppets Now' will release July 31 on Disney+.
'Muppets Now' is set to be an improvised, situational comedy, featuring the iconic Muppets - including Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and more - welcome several celebrity guests onto the show, all under the watchful eye of new Muppet character, Joe from Legal. The series is unscripted, meaning there's no telling what might happen, but it's guaranteed to be a blast.
Matt Vogel is a prolific puppeteer and has voiced for the 'Muppets,' 'Sesame Street,' 'Scooby Doo' and more. He will voice Kermit the Frog, the Muppets' ostensible leader and showrunner, as well as Uncle Deadly - a large blue dragon who lurks wherever the Muppets are around.
Eric Jacobson is another longtime puppeteer for the Muppets, both puppeteering them and voicing the characters. He is the voice of Miss Piggy, a dominant pig who has an on-again, off-again relationship with Kermit the Frog and is a passionate career actor. He also voices Fozzie Bear, a loyal friend to Kermit and cheese stand-up comic.
David Goelz is an important part of the Muppets legacy, having worked with and designed the puppets on the show from early on in Muppets' history. He is most famously known for puppeteering and performing the Great Gonzo - who he will also voice on 'Muppets Now' as well as Dr Bunsen Honeydew. He's also played Boober Fraggle on 'Fraggle Rock,' and has worked on iconic puppet-featuring films like 'The Dark Crystal' and 'Labyrinth.'
The cast also features several celebrity guests such as Aubrey Plaza, Seth Rogen and Ru Paul.
The show is directed by Kirk Thatcher. Kirk is a writer and director who has worked with the Muppets since 1989. He has designed, built, painted, and puppeteered creatures for numerous films including Return of the Jedi, Star Trek II, Star Trek III, E.T., Poltergeist, and Gremlins.
The trailer for the series features Kermit the Frog attempt to explain the show to new viewers, while new Muppet Joe the Legal Weasel prevents Kermit from making any major reveals, just to cover all legal bases.
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