The Muppets Disney+ Series Will Reportedly Connect To Muppets In Manhattan

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(Image credit: The Muppets Studio/The Walt Disney Studio)
(Image credit: The Muppets Studio/The Walt Disney Studio)

Disney+ will be getting some help from The Muppets. The upcoming streaming service has unveiled a new project starring the beloved puppets in a new adventure. This one will reportedly connect to The Muppets Take Manhattan.

The upcoming series is a joint venture involving talent familiar with fantastical projects. Frozen’s Josh Gad has teamed up with Once Upon a Time creators, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, to create a new show starring the characters, per Splash Report. The show’s upbeat title is Muppets Live Another Day.

The show will reportedly connect to the 1984 movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan. How so? Well, Muppets Live Another Day’s timeline is said to pick up directly following the events of The Muppets Take Manhattan. What will they be getting up to?

Excellent question. The premise of the upcoming Disney+ series follows The Muppets after Kermit dissolves the group. The good news for fans is that they unite again. However, it is under foreboding circumstances. Rowlf has mysteriously disappeared. Oh my! If anyone can solve this case, it is The Muppets.

It is interesting that Muppets Live Another Day’s creators have chosen the timeline they have for the show. Putting the action directly after The Muppets Take Manhattan should mean that Miss Piggy and Kermit are married when the show picks up.

It does not sound like the newlyweds will have a lot of time to sort through that. The premise of the upcoming show should plunge them into the mystery of Rowlf’s disappearance quickly.

The wait to see the enduringly popular puppets' new project will not be too long. According to the report, The Muppets Live Another Day will be released on Disney+ sometime in 2020. While we just began 2019, the year should fly by, and The Muppets will be back before you know it.

Word of a streaming series starring The Muppets had previously made the rounds. Details were scarce at the time with no story specifics in place yet.

Their return will mark another television show for The Muppets. Back in 2015, the characters made their way to television in their own self-titled series on ABC. It ended after one season. Details, such as how many episodes Muppets Live Another Day will be comprised of, were not mentioned in the report. So, stay tuned.

As the streaming platform gets closer to its debut, it will continue adding content to its line-up. Expect The Muppets to get some company. For fans of the popular puppets it is undoubtedly an exciting announcement to tide them over.

Muppets Live Another Day is set to arrive in 2020 on Disney+. Lots of new shows will be making their way to television to keep you entertained in the meantime.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.