The Muppets Mayhem
The Muppets Mayhem logo.jpg
Genre
Based onCharacters
by Jim Henson
Developed by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
  • Adam F. Goldberg
  • Bill Barretta
  • Michael Bostick
  • Kris Eber
  • David Lightbody
  • Leigh Slaughter
Production companies
Release
Original networkDisney+

The Muppets Mayhem is an upcoming comedy musical series based on The Muppets by Jim Henson and developed by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta, and Jeff Yorkes, for ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio. The series stars Lilly Singh, Tahj Mowry, Saara Chaudry and Muppet performers Barretta, Peter Linz, Eric Jacobson, Matt Vogel, David Rudman, and Dave Goelz.

The Muppets Mayhem is set to be released on Disney+.

Synopsis

Junior A&R executive Nora must deal with the madness caused by The Electric Mayhem, who come face-to-face with the modern musical business as they try to record their first-ever platinum album.[1]

Cast

Muppet performers

Production

Development

On February 7, 2022, it was reported that ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio were developing a 10-episode series based on The Muppets for Disney+. Titled The Muppets Mayhem, the series will be written by Muppet fan Adam F. Goldberg alongside Muppet performer and writer Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes; the series is the first to be developed by Goldberg for ABC following his deal with the studio in 2019.[2] The series was greenlight shortly before its announcement, after finalizing deals with the Muppet performers.[1] Goldberg and Barretta will also executive-produce alongside Michael Bostick, Kris Eber, and The Muppets Studio executives David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter, while Yorkes will be a co-executive-producer.[1]

Writing

Writers for the series include Julie Bean, Hannah Friedman, Crystal Shaw, Hans Rodionoff, Gabrielle Rodriguez, and Danielle Maransky.[3] According to executive producer Kris Eber, the filmmakers approached the series as if it was a 5-hour-long feature film.[3]

Casting

Along with the series' announcement, it was reported that Lilly Singh will portray Nora, a junior executive struggling with the chaos caused by The Electric Mayhem.[1] Muppet performers Barretta, Peter Linz, Eric Jacobson, Matt Vogel, David Rudman, and Dave Goelz are also set to reprise their roles as Electric Mayhem members Dr. Teeth, Lips, Animal, Floyd Peeper, Janice, and Zoot, respectively.[1] On April 5, 2022, it was confirmed that Tahj Mowry joined the cast.[4] On June 9, 2022, Saara Chaudry and Anders Holm joined the cast.[5]

Filming

Production for The Muppets Mayhem began on April 25, 2022, and ended on August 5, 2022.[6] Craig Kief serves as director of photography.[2][7][8][9] Matt Sohn and Kimmy Gatewood will direct episodes.[9][10] On July 2, 2022, it was reported that an accident took place in which a crew truck crashed into a tree on the edge of a cliff near the Griffith Observatory.[11]

Release

The Muppets Mayhem is set to be released on Disney+.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Andreeva, Nellie (March 7, 2022). "'The Muppets Mayhem' Comedy Series Ordered By Disney+; Lilly Singh Stars, Adam F. Goldberg EPs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Goldberg, Lesley (March 7, 2022). "'Muppets Mayhem' Series a Go at Disney+". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  3. ^ a b The Barretta Brothers episode 53 2354 on YouTube
  4. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (April 5, 2022). "'The Muppets Mayhem': Tahj Mowry Joins Lilly Singh For Disney+ Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  5. ^ Cordero, Rosy (June 9, 2022). "'The Muppets Mayhem': Saara Chaudry & Anders Holm Join Disney+ Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ @JeffYorks on Twitter August 5, 2022
  7. ^ @JeffYorks on Twitter April 24, 2022
  8. ^ Matt Vogel on Facebook
  9. ^ a b @craigkief_asc on Instagram April 25, 2022
  10. ^ @kimmygatewood on Instagram May 31, 2022
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 2, 2022). "'The Muppets Mayhem' Crew Involved In Accident During Filming Of Disney+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 3, 2022.