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New series ‘Muppets Now’ will debut on Disney Plus this summer

Major Muppet characters will return in a new original television series

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“Muppets Now” will feature Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets gang returning to airwaves for a six-episode season.

“Muppets Now”will feature Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets gang returning to airwaves for a six-episode season.

Disney Plus Media Relations

Disney Plusannounced Wednesday a new original series featuring the Muppets characters called “Muppets Now,” which is slated to arrive this summer.

“Muppets Now”will feature Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets gang returning to airwaves for a six-episode season.

In the show, Scooter looks to bring the Muppets brand onto a streaming platform. Deadlines for the show arrive sooner than expected so Scooter will “need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him,” according to a Disney Plus release.

The show promises “spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed” as well as “silliness and heartfelt fun” that made the show so successful in previous years.

Funny enough, the Muppets new cast released their own original art to celebrate the show’s debut through Twitter accounts. See the thread below.

In 2015, “The Muppets” — an adult-themed show about the Muppets told in a mockumentary style, similar to “The Office” or “Modern Family,” aired.

According to The Daily Beast’s review of the show, “The Muppets” was something for adults rather than children. It was something that will “scar you.”

“There will be people who think it’s a hoot to live in this conceit, where the Muppets are grown-up sitcom characters and not as schticky as we’re used to seeing them,” The Daily Beast’s Kevin Fallon wrote. “And there will be people who will feel like their childhood innocence is being marauded.”