Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and the rest of your favorite Muppets are back in the first trailer for their Disney+ original and first-ever unscripted series Muppets Now.
In a true first for the studio, Muppets Now is an unscripted series filled with improv comedy, off-the-cuff gags, and the Muppets’ 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 Muppets Now 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.
The series is the Muppets first time back since their ABC show The Muppets, which featured the Muppet characters in a mockumentary-style series going behind the scenes of Miss Piggy’s new late-night talk show, Up Late with Miss Piggy. The series focuses on the Muppets’ private lives, including the tempestuous relationship between Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. The Muppets was canceled after one season, due to lackluster reviews.
Muppets Live Another Day was another project Disney+ had been working on. A scripted comedy series was set to be written and produced by Frozen star Josh Gad and Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis. Sadly, there was a discrepancy between the writing team’s creative vision and that of the top brass at Disney-owned Muppet Studio, so the project was canceled.
Produced by The Muppets Studio and Soapbox Films, Muppets Now premieres Friday, July 31, streaming only on Disney+. New episodes will be released every Friday.