A new puppet based show called “Earth To Ned”, made by the Jim Henson Company, is coming exclusively to Disney+. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show has been given a straight to series order and is a comedic half-hour talk show in which an alien (and his lieutenant!) and they will interview celebrity guests.
The comedy show follows Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion — but instead became obsessed with popular culture. Now, they host a talk show, broadcast from the bridge of their spaceship hidden deep underground, where they interview our most precious commodity — celebrities — to talk about Ned’s current pop culture obsessions. Ned will be bringing real-life celebrity guests to his ship from across the known universe and interviewing them, late-night talk show style, in hopes of producing the ultimate talk show — making Ned a celebrity and putting him further off mission. And the more Ned learns about our human culture, the more obsessed he becomes.
“Disney has a long history of giving audiences a glimpse at faraway lands and bringing new talent into the spotlight. We believe Ned is next in line. We’re lucky to have the talents of the Jim Henson Co. and the folks at Marwar Junction Productions helping Ned, Cornelius, BETI and the Clods to execute and fully realize their vision. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Ned for promising to entertain us, rather than destroy us all.”
Said Dan Silver, vp unscripted originals at Disney+.
Earth to Ned is being produced by the Jim Henson Co. and Marwar Junction Productions. Jim Henson Co. chairman Brian Henson and head of development and production Vince Raisa exec produce alongside Marwar’s Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley.
The series is being created by the same team behind Netflix’s Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance.
No details were revealed on when this series will be coming to Disney+.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.