By Leigh Slaughter, Vice President of The Muppets Studio and Characters Strategy, Disney Live Entertainment
We have some exciting news from The Muppets Studio today! An all-new series called “The Muppets Mayhem” will be coming to Disney+. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio and follows The Electric Mayhem Band as it records its first-ever album. Lilly Sing (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” “Dollface”) will play the lead human role of “Nora,” a junior music executive tasked with managing and wrangling the band.
Many of you may know The Electric Mayhem Band, which first debuted on “The Muppet Show” in the 1970s and have been an important part of The Muppets ever since. The 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 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, and the executive producers are Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber. Yorkes is a co-executive producer. David Lightbody and I from The Muppets Studio are also executive producers.
“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 David Lightbody, executive producer and senior vice president of Disney Live Entertainment and The Muppets Studio. We do not yet know when “The Muppets Mayhem” will stream on Disney+, but we will share additional information as it becomes available.