Last week, Disney+ announced “The Muppets Mayhem,” a comedy series starring the world-famous Muppets, had been greenlit. The series will take audiences on a music-filled journey as, at long last, The Electric Mayhem Band records its first ever album. Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” “Dollface.”) will play the (human) lead role of “Nora” the junior A&R executive tasked with managing and wrangling the mayhem that is The Electric Mayhem Band.
Starring are: The Muppets including Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet.
The DisInsider has revealed some new details about the upcoming series. According to their sources, it appears that production is moving rather quickly and will begin shooting next month and continue on into summer.
The outlet also reports that casting is underway for another character named Hannah Gibbs. She’s described as a young Asian/Indian woman between the ages of 18 and 24 years old who, after being born into the era of likes, shares, and the idea that “if it wasn’t posted, it didn’t happen”, has built a social media empire by doing make-up videos. She’s apparently become so successful that it’s caused a rift in a relationship with her older sister, Nora.
The series was developed by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes based on characters created by Jim Henson. It is written by Adam F. Goldberg (“The Goldbergs”), Bill Barretta (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Haunted Mansion”) and Jeff Yorkes, the executive producers are Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber. Yorkes is a co-executive producer. The Muppets Studio’s David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter are also executive producers.
The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.
The Muppets are hot off the critically-acclaimed “Muppets Haunted Mansion,” the first-ever Muppets Halloween special and the first special from The Muppets Studio for Disney+. It includes three new original songs. The Muppets also star in an original short-form series, “Muppets Now” available on Disney+.
The first season of “The Muppets Mayhem” will reportedly consist of 10 half-hour episodes. A Disney+ release date for the series has not been announced yet.
Source: The DisInsider