Sky 1 is taking viewers behind the scenes to lift the lid on Muppet life as it’s revealed the channel will be the exclusive home of all-new documentary-style ABC Studios series The Muppets in the UK and Ireland this Autumn.
For the first time ever, cameras will document the ups and downs of the Muppets’ day-to-day lives as they prepare to reunite for a new TV series.
The personal lives of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and co. will be explored as The Muppets uncovers what they really get up to at home and at work; the romances, the breakups, the achievements, the disappointments, the wants, the desires – and everything else in between.
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 commented:
“Get ready to see the Muppets like you’ve never seen them before – with no-holds-barred access as they prepare for their big reunion, The Muppets promises a candid look at what goes on before and after they start the music and light the lights!”
Dayna Donaldson, General Manager, Media Distribution, Disney UK and Ireland commented:
“The addition of The Muppets to Sky’s schedule builds on our long, successful relationship with the UK broadcaster. We are delighted to bring the much-loved characters and universally cheeky storylines to Sky’s already powerful slate of Disney content across the Sky portfolio, including Sky Movies Disney and ABC Studios’ Scandal and Criminal Minds.”
Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (Anger Management) are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn (Wilfred), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. The Muppets is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio. The Muppets will debut on ABC in the US on 22nd September.
The Muppets was acquired for Sky by Senior Acquisitions Manager Lucy Criddle.