In preparation for the world premiere of the Muppets’ first-ever streaming show, Muppets Now, Kermit the Frog conducted a video chat (watch below!) to break the news that Disney+ has ordered six half-hour muppisodes premiering July 31 (at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time).
With a full roster of rotating guest stars, world-class production facilities, and pure unscripted mayhem, Muppets Now breaks new ground for the gang in their Disney+ debut.
“The Muppets are thrilled to be doing our first-ever unscripted show! It’s going to be extremely spontaneous and very surprising; almost as surprising as the fact that we ever actually used a script in the past,” said Kermit the Frog.
Miss Piggy added: “This is moi unfiltered, unexpurgated, and more unbelievably fabulous than ever. If you watch only one show on Disney+ ,you really should tune in more often. But whenever you watch, make it moi on Muppets Now.”
Fozzie Bear commented: “For the first time ever, I’m working without a joke book, folks. It’s a new kind of totally improvised comedy I call ‘bare bear’! See what I did there? Ahh! Wocka! Wocka!”
And Scooter said: “I knew Muppets Now was coming to Disney+ but I did NOT know they wanted Muppets Now NOW, as in right away, as in ‘doesn’t anybody give a warning around here’!? Gotta go upload those episodes pronto! Wish me luck; I’ll need it.”
This season’s celebrity guests include entertainers, comedians, chefs, and more. Fans won’t want to miss all-new improvised comedy segments from their favorite characters, including Miss Piggy, Beaker, Camilla, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef, Scooter, Uncle Deadly, among others.
Disney+ is the streaming home for the Muppets collection where the new series will join an assortment of fan-favorite Muppet movies, series, and shorts.
The unscripted series is filled with improv comedy, off-the-cuff gags, and the celebrity friends. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes 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 Muppets throws at him.
Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in the new series with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous.
From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.
Produced by The Muppets Studio and Soapbox Films, the series premieres Friday, July 31, streaming only on Disney+. New episodes will be released every Friday.