Jonatan Blomberg

10 september 2019 | 19:00

"Mupparnas" revival-serie skrotas av Disney+

"Muppets Live Another Day" var tänkt som en "Stranger Things"-aktig miniserie.
Under drygt 1,5 år har en Mupparna-revival hos Disney+ varit under produktion, serien var tänkt att ta vid efter långfilmen "Muppets Take Manhattan" och bjuda oss på 80-tals-nostalgi á la "Stranger Things".
Nu har däremot seriens skapare själva valt att hoppa av projektet efter kreativa meningsskiljaktigheter med Disney+, som i och med det väljer att lägga ned projektet helt och hållet.
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Misinformation is my least favorite kind of information so I thought I’d take a minute to clarify some news that broke today. After a little over a year and a half of working on a project called “Muppets Live Another Day,” @adamhorowitzla #eddykitsis and I have decided, with a heavy heart, to walk away. Some times creative differences are just that. The project, with original songs by Bobby Lopez and Kristen Lopez was to be directed by the great Jason Moore, (director of “Avenue Q” and “Pitch Perfect”). It was meant to be a limited event series that picked up a year after “Muppets Take Manhattan” and was essentially about what happens after you’ve reached the end of the rainbow. It was going to be Muppets by way of Stranger Things and feel like a movie spread over 6-8 episodes. Part of the joy for us, by placing the Muppets in the middle of the 1980’s, was to subvert and comment on our current love for all things nostalgia while at the same time allowing the characters to tell a story that would ultimately lead to and end in present day, revealing some secrets along the way. It has been one of the great joys of all of our lives to write words for these iconic characters. We wish this franchise all the best and thank our partners at Disney+ and ABC Studios for the opportunity to develop something so fun and outside the box. They have been nothing but supportive and terrific and we can’t wait to play again in other sandboxes. While it is sad, I have no doubt this franchise, under its new leadership will find new and wonderful stories to tell. My only hope is that one day you can all hear the BRILLIANT music by Bobby and @kristenlopez5681 wrote for Kermit and company. The music is next level good. In the meantime, Adam, Eddy and I are already cooking up new fun ideas that we cannot wait to share. Until then, long live “The Muppets.” They have given us joy for over 40 years and I have no doubt they will continue to bring us joy for the next 40 years.

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För den som var sugen på att se en revival av en gammal dock-klassiker, så hade den första säsongen (som fick full pott i vår recension) av den fantastiska dock-serien "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" nyligen premiär hos Netflix. Se den istället!
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| 10 september 2019 19:00 |