A new “Muppets” series has been greenlit by Disney+, Deadline reports. As previously reported, the series will focus on The Electric Mayhem Band. It will also star Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh”).
The series is developed and written by Adam F. Goldberg (“The Goldbergs”), as well as Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes.
“The Muppets are renowned for quality, creativity, and unrivaled, fun storytelling for the whole family,” said Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “We are thrilled to have Adam, Bill, and Jeff at the helm to bring all of these iconic and great new characters to life in fresh and dynamic ways.”
“Adam F. Goldberg is our resident Muppet enthusiast at Signature and getting to play in the sandbox with Bill, a longtime Muppet performer, as well as these beloved characters was a dream come true for him, Bill, and Jeff,” said Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature. “Their take is fresh, fun, musical and of course, hilarious. We couldn’t be happier to be the studio that is helping them get the band back together.”
It will follow The Electric Mayhem Band as “they go on an epic musical journey to finally record their first studio album.” Singh will play the human Nora, “a driven junior A&R executive tasked with managing and wrangling” the band. The band will come “face to face with the current day music scene as they try to finally go platinum.”
The band members are voiced by Bill Barretta (Dr. Teeth), Eric Jacobson (Animal), Matt Vogel (Floyd Pepper), David Rudman (Janice), Dave Goetz (Zoot), and Steve Whitmire (Lips).
Goldbert, Barrett, Michael Bostick, and Kris Eber will executive produce. Yorkes will be a co-executive producer. David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter of the Muppets Studio are also executive producers.
“We are so excited to bring the story of The Electric Mayhem Band to the front and center of this new series,” said Lightbody. “They’ve been entertaining audiences since The Muppet Show, which debuted 45 years ago, so it’s wonderful that these characters are finally getting to play lead rather than supporting roles.”