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Disney+ Axes The Upcoming Muppets Reboot Comedy Series

Of all the many wonderful things that would-be watchers of the upcoming streaming service Disney+, The Muppets stands out as one of the most iconic scripted comedy series of the last generation.

Its reboot series, Muppets Live Another Day, is getting cancelled and will not be proceeding with production, due to “creative differences” with Disney, as stated by co-creators Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Josh Gad.

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First announced at D23 Expo 2019, Muppets Live Another Day was meant to continue the narrative from the 1984 movie The Muppets Take Manhattan. The main cast of characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the like, would take centre stage once more.

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Muppets Live Another Day has been in development in the House of Mouse for quite some time now, having gone through multiple development stages, changing out creative teams in each instance. This marks the final nail in the coffin, and longtime fans of the live-action puppet series would have to wait a while more until the revival becomes a proper one.

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The Muppets joins the Disney Villains in a series of cancelled plans for the Disney+ pipeline of TV shows, which will no doubt leave many fans who are adamant for some nostalgia disappointed.

Oh well, at least we’ve still got Obi-Wan Kenobi.


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