Kermit the Frog unveils episode count for Muppets Now in video call!
In preparation for the world premiere of the Muppets’ first-ever streaming show, Muppets Now, Kermit the Frog has conducted a video chat to break the news that Disney+ has ordered six half-hour muppisodes premiering July 31! The full video call can be viewed in the player below!
In the first-ever unscripted series, the Muppets make their streaming debut in an all-new six-episode show starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the entire gang.
“The Muppets are thrilled to be doing our first-ever unscripted show!“ Kermit said in the official press release. “It’s going to be extremely spontaneous and very surprising; almost as surprising as the fact that we ever actually used a script in the past.”
“This is moi unfiltered, unexpurgated, and more unbelievably fabulous than ever,“ Miss Piggy said in the statement. “If you watch only one show on Disney+, you really should tune in more often. But whenever you watch, make it moi on Muppets Now.”
In a true first for the studio, Muppets Now is an unscripted series filled with improv comedy, off-the-cuff gags, and the Muppets’ celebrity friends. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppets throws at him.
“I knew Muppets Now was coming to Disney+ but I did NOT know they wanted Muppets Now NOW, as in right away, as in “doesn’t anybody give a warning around here’!?” Scooter said in the statement. “Gotta go upload those episodes pronto! Wish me luck; I’ll need it.”
Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in Muppets Now with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.
This season’s celebrity guests include entertainers, comedians, chefs, and more. Fans won’t want to miss all-new improvised comedy segments from their favorite Muppets including Miss Piggy, Beaker, Camilla, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef, Scooter, Uncle Deadly, among others.
Produced by The Muppets Studio and Soapbox Films, Muppets Now premieres Friday, July 31, streaming only on Disney+. New episodes will be released every Friday.