Earth to Ned trailer introduces Disney+’s alien talk show host
Disney+ has released the official trailer for the Jim Henson Co.’s upcoming unscripted new puppet show titled Earth to Ned, introducing us to the blue-skinned alien named Ned as he talks to numerous celebrity guests including Star Wars alums Billy Dee Williams and Gina Carano as well as High School Musical: The Musical: The Series stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo. The half-hour comedic talk show is scheduled to make its premiere on Friday, September 4. Check out the video in the player below!
From The Jim Henson Company comes a brand new talk show hosted by alien commander Ned and his lieutenant Cornelius, who call off the invasion of Earth after they fall in love with human culture. Broadcasting from the bridge of their spaceship, hidden deep underground, Ned and Cornelius interview Earth’s greatest resource, celebrities. With the help of the ship’s artificial intelligence, BETI, and the destructive CLODs (Cloned Living Organisms of Destruction), Ned must keep his show a secret from his home planet or suffer the wrath of his father, the Admiral of the Galactic Fleet.
The full guest lineup includes: Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Rachel Bilson (The O.C.), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gina Carano (The Mandalorian), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Taye Diggs (Rent), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Bindi and Robert Irwin (Crikey! It’s the Irwins), Gillian Jacobs (Love), NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Joel McHale (Community), Andy Richter (Conan), Olivia Rodrigo (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Eli Roth (Hostel), Kristen Schaal (Gravity Falls), Paul Scheer (The League), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Raven Symoné (Raven’s Home), Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show with James Corden), and Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back).
Each episode of Earth to Ned focuses on a topic or theme that is both equally unique to earthlings and fascinating to Ned, including comedy, sports, social media, and fashion. Ned beams in celebrity guests from across the known universe to put on the ultimate chat show, and the more he learns about our human culture, the more obsessed he becomes.
Earth to Ned is brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, who has recently worked on the characters of Netflix’s Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance. It is executive produced by Jim Henson Co. chairman Brian Henson and Vince Raisa, who is the head of development and production of Jim Henson Co. The series will also be produced by Marwar Junction Productions with Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley serving as executive producers.
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