Disney+ Ditches “Muppets” Comedy Reboot

Disney Ditches Muppets Comedy Reboot

Disney has ditched plans for its scripted comedy series “Muppets Live Another Day” which was to be written and executive produced by “Frozen” star Josh Gad along with “Once Upon a Time” creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis.

ABC Signature was producing the series which had been in the works for a while and had a pilot order for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. However a discrepancy between the writing team’s creative vision and that of top Disney executives has led to an impasse.

The series was to pick up right at the end of 1984’s “The Muppets Take Manhattan” with Kermit having to bring the Muppets back together after being disbanded to help locate the missing Rowlf. The scrapping follows the similar ditching of the high-profile “Book of Enchantment” series also over creative differences.

Disney+ has also been developing a variety series re-imagining of the classic “The Muppet Show” which was announced as “Muppets Now,” a short-form unscripted show featuring celebrity guests. That will debut on Disney+ in 2020 and is still going ahead.

Source: TV Line