Muppets Mayhem is the latest Muppets project in development at Disney. Production has been going on for several weeks now. While things have been running smoothly since the shoot began, this past Friday there was an accident on the set involving a crew truck.
According to Deadline, this past Friday evening “a crew truck crashed into a tree on the edge of a cliff near Griffith Observatory.” While no one was hurt and no injuries have been reported since, the incident once again raises the concern about unfair and illegal labor practices in Hollywood.
Sources close to the outlet confirmed that the show’s production has consisted of back-to-back long work days. Could this have contributed to the accident? That’s unclear. Details are still pouring in, and an investigation will likely happen soon.
It’s not clear if/how the accident impacted production but it’s believed that the series will resume filming after the (current) Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The series will take audiences on a music-filled journey as, at long last, The Electric Mayhem Band, consisting of 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, as they record their first-ever album.
The series, developed by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta, and Jeff Yorkes, is based on characters created by Jim Henson. It is written by Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs), Bill Barretta (The Muppets, Muppets Haunted Mansion), and Jeff Yorkes, the executive producers are Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick, and Kris Eber. Yorkes is a co-executive producer. The Muppets Studio’s David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter are also executive producers.
The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.