“The Muppets” are returning once again to Disney+ with an all-new original comedy series called, “The Muppets Mayhem”, which will be headlined by several Muppet stars and Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh).
The series will take audiences on a music-filled journey as, at long last, The Electric Mayhem Band records its first ever album. Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” “Dollface.”) will play the (human) lead role of “Nora” the junior A&R executive tasked with managing and wrangling the mayhem that is The Electric Mayhem Band.
After 45 years of rockin’ out, The Electric Mayhem goes on an epic musical journey to finally record their first studio album. With the help of a driven young music executive, Nora, the old-school Muppet band comes face to face with the current day music scene as they try to finally go platinum.
The Electric Mayhem Band consists of Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet. The Electric Mayhem Band members are voiced by The Barretta (Dr. Teeth), Eric Jacobson (Animal), Matt Vogel (Floyd Pepper), David Rudman (Janice), Dave Goetz (Zoot) and Steve Whitmire (Lips).
Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television said in a statement:
“The Muppets are renowned for quality, creativity and unrivaled, fun storytelling for the whole family. 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.
David Lightbody, senior vp at Disney Live Entertainment and The Muppets Studios also said in a statement:
“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
Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature also said in the statement:
“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. 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.”
The Disney Branded Television series is being created by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.
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.
“Muppets Mayhem” will be the latest attempt at finding a successful format for the Muppets, having recently starred in the Disney+ Originals, “Muppets Now” and “The Muppets Haunted Mansion”.
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