Disney+ announces The Muppets Mayhem, a new comedy series inspired by the fictional band of musical puppets known as Electric Mayhem.
Helmed by Adam F. Goldberg, the creator of the hit sitcom The Goldbergs, the show will chronicle the adventures of the musicians as they record their first album. Running for 10 episodes, the show will also star Lilly Singh as Nora, a junior A&R executive who is tasked with keeping Electric Mayhem together and managing them through their shenanigans. As for the cast of Muppets, fans can expect to see familiar characters like Dr. Teeth, Animal, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot and Lips. It's currently unknown whether other non-band Muppets will make an appearance.
The brief synopsis for The Muppets Mayhem states that after 45-years in the business, Electric Mayhem must come face-to-face with the modern-day music industry after their first official album goes platinum.
“Adam F. Goldberg is our resident Muppet enthusiast at Signature and getting to play in the sandbox with Bill, a longtime Muppet performer, as well as these beloved characters was a dream come true for him, Bill and Jeff,” said Jonnie Davis, President, ABC Signature. “Their take is fresh, fun, musical and of course, hilarious. We couldn’t be happier to be the studio that is helping them get the band back together.” Goldberg is also writing the series alongside Bill Barretta, who has a long history with The Muppets franchise.
“We are so excited to bring the story of The Electric Mayhem Band to the front and center of this new series. They’ve been entertaining audiences since The Muppet Show which debuted 45 years ago, so it’s wonderful that these characters are finally getting to play lead rather than supporting roles,” said David Lightbody, executive producer and senior vice president of Disney Live Entertainment and The Muppets Studio.
The Muppets Mayhem will be the next chapter in the iconic puppet's Disney+ career, following the success of Muppets Haunted Mansion, which acted as the franchise's first Halloween special. The spooky event received mixed reviews from fans and critics despite its inclusion of several original songs from a ghostly version of Electric Mayhem.
The Muppets Mayhem doesn't yet have an official release window but more information will likely be provided in the coming months.