Today, Disney+ made the announcement that their unscripted Muppet series, Muppets Now will debut on July 31.
Lights! Music! Muppets! …Unscripted! Get ready to see your favorite characters like never before in #MuppetsNow, an Original Series, coming July 31 only on #DisneyPlus. #DisneyBundle pic.twitter.com/1gLtOx3ckl— Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 20, 2020
Muppets Now will be available July 31 in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
Muppets Now is The Muppets Studio’s first original series for Disney+. 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 Muppet gang 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 Muppets Now with the kind of startling silliness and heartfelt fun that first made them famous.
During last years D23 Expo back in August, an official announcement was released on The Muppets’ social media accounts. A press statement written and signed by Kermit the Frog (with sections redacted in black marker under the legal restriction of Joe the Legal Weasel) announces Muppets Now, an unscripted short-form series featuring celebrity guest stars. A teaser video featuring Kermit and Joe the Legal Weasel was simultaneously screened at the Disney + panel at the D23 Expo.
Kirk Thatcher (The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz) served as director for the shorts which consist of eighteen episodes at ten minutes each for a series of “three types of shows” for a total of approximately three hours of content filmed over six days.