Take a First Look at Art for The Happytime Murders


The first official for Brian Henson’s The Happytime Murders is now online, alongside a new synopsis which reads as follows:

In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, “The Happytime Gang.” As the killings continue, Phil’s former flame, Jenny, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and his ex-partner, Detective Edwards, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect, Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard headed determination, as he tries to solve, “The Happytime Murders.”

Written by Todd Berger (Kung Fu Panda) with a story by Berger and Dee Austin Robertson, the puppet noir will star Katherine Heigl. Rumored earlier this year, she’s now officially being listed as part of the cast, likely in the role of Jenny.