With less than three weeks before Disney+ officially launches, it seems that a brand new puppet series will hit the streaming service. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has joined forces with the Jim Henson Company — which we saw recently in Netflix’s Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance — to give birth to a unique puppet show: Earth to Ned. The comedic half-hour talk show will feature a couple of aliens interviewing celebrity guests. Think Space Ghost: Coast to Coast in live-action.
The Jim Henson Co. should have produced a new Muppets series on Disney’s new streaming service. Due to some creative issues, though, the House of Mouse abandoned the project last month.
Earth to Ned will exclusively stream on Disney+. According to the official description, “the comedy 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.”
Jim Henson Co. will produce Earth to Ned together with Marwar Junction Productions. Jim Henson Co.’s Brian Henson and Vince Raisa exec produce alongside Marwar’s Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley.
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