The Muppets series isn’t the only series getting scrapped at Disney+, as it’s also being reported that the studio will not move forward with the series Four Dads.
The series was set to follow Ethan and Sebastian who divorce each other and then separately remarry other partners, they must learn to parent their budding teenage daughters while avoiding the pitfalls of their two very different families.
Cheyenne Jackson from FX’s American Horror Story was set to take on the lead role of Sebastian. Jackson is gay himself.
The series was written and produced by Rick Weiner and Kenny Schwartz (Modern Family, American Dad). The series was said to be inspired by Schwartz’s life.
Four Dads would have marked the first project under the Disney banner to openly use married gay characters in lead roles of any kind. Disney Channel has already added its first openly gay character on the popular show Andi Mack. Rumors were also swirling that Elsa could also be Disney’s first openly gay animated character in the upcoming Frozen 2, that has recently been debunked by the films songwriter.
Sad to see the studio cancel this series, as representation in the LGBTQ+ community is important and Disney+ had the chance to break some tough barriers here. So hopefully this series can be revisited sometime in the future.