Yvette Nicole Brown will be appearing in the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween special coming to Disney+ this fall. The actress announced she will be playing The Hearse Driver on her personal Twitter account which you can see below:
In it AND excited! 💜 pic.twitter.com/038tBhMayx
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) September 15, 2021
Brown is no stranger to Disney. She starred in the live-action Lady and the Tramp movie on Disney+, hosted the game show The Big Fib, and most recently played Sherilyn Thomas opposite John Stamos in Big Shot, which was recently renewed for a second season. She will also play a villain in the upcoming Enchanted sequel on Disney+ titled, Disenchanted.
Other stars who have been confirmed to appear in the special include Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Jeannie Mai (How Do I Look?), Alfonso Ribeiro (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Sasheer Zamata (I Feel Pretty), Danny Trejo (Machete), Skai Jackson (Jessie), Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards), Justina Machado (Elena of Avalor), Craig Robinson (The Office), and Edward Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show).
Darren Criss, star of the second season of FX’s American Crime Story, also confirmed on Twitter recently that he will be appearing in the special as the Haunted Mansion’s caretaker.
The “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween special will premiere on Friday, October 8th during Disney+’s Hallowstream event this year.
The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.
This marks the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special and features three new original songs, “Rest In Peace,” “Life Hereafter” and “Tie The Knot Tango”, a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.
Inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.
Bill Barretta, Andrew Williams, David Lightboy and Leigh Slaughter serve as Executive Producers and Kirk R. Thatcher is Director.