March 7, 2022
Disney+ has greenlighted “The Muppets Mayhem,” a comedy series starring the Muppets.
The series follows the Electric Mayhem Band as it records its first-ever album. Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” “Dollface”) plays the (human) lead role of Nora, the junior A&R executive tasked with managing and wrangling the mayhem as the old-school Muppet band comes face to face with the current-day music scene.
The series was developed by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes based on characters created by Jim Henson. It is written by Adam F. Goldberg (“The Goldbergs”), Bill Barretta (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Haunted Mansion”) and Jeff Yorkes. The executive producers are Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber. Yorkes is a co-executive producer. The Muppets Studio’s David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter are also executive producers.
The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.
“The Muppets are renowned for quality, creativity and unrivaled, fun storytelling for the whole family,” Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have Adam, Bill and Jeff at the helm to bring all of these iconic and great new characters to life in fresh and dynamic ways.”
“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,” Jonnie Davis, president of ABC Signature, said in a statement. “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.”
“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 SVP of Disney Live Entertainment and The Muppets Studio.