If we can't be with our beloved Muppet Vision 3D right now due to the Disney Parks being closed, we can at least indulge in all-new original Muppets content to Disney Plus! A release date of July 31st for the unscripted Muppets series was announced on the official Disney Plus Twitter account this morning and will star Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem, and all our other Muppet kings and queens "like never before".
Lights! Music! Muppets! ...Unscripted! Get ready to see your favorite characters like never before in #MuppetsNow, an Original Series, coming July 31 only on #DisneyPlus. #DisneyBundle pic.twitter.com/1gLtOx3ckl— Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 20, 2020
The show was announced as part of Disney Plus's national streaming day series of reveals. “Muppets Now is The Muppets Studio’s first original series for Disney+. 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 Muppet gang throws at him.”
In true Muppet fashion, the Muppets took to Twitter to express their excitement about their new show.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew here. My research shows that using this #MuppetsNow art would yield impressive results. After all, it was created by Muppet Labs, where the future of key art is being made today! pic.twitter.com/uYuOatQ9zB— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) May 20, 2020
Disney Plus is currently the home of almost all Muppet content including The Muppets (2011), The Muppet Movie (1979), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), and many more.
We can expect to learn more about how Muppets Now will play out soon, but for now, we'll have to rewatch some of our old favorites.
Muppets Now premiers July 31st, on Disney+