Star Wars, Game of Thrones, X-Men, and now even The Muppets have taken this year’s San Diego Comic-Con by storm. For the first time in history, Kermit the Frog and his gang made an appearance at Saturday’s Comic-Con to promote their upcoming ABC show. The panel of Muppets, who were accompanied by their corresponding voice-actors, were greeted with a standing ovation.
When asked how they liked their first-ever Comic-Con, Kermit responded “it’s a little dangerous. We’re quite small.”
Exclusive 10-minute footage of the new Muppets was shown at Comic-Con, which Muppet’s co-creator Bill Prady — who’s also known for The Big Bang Theory — said would only ever be shown to the assembled audience. The same 10-minute screening was used to pitch ABC executives to take up the show. Prady has said previously the show has been 10-years in the making.
The Muppet’s co-creator described more details.
“The trick of the show, if it works, is to make it feel for the first time that you’re seeing The Muppets in our world. There’s no barrier in the world that they’re in and the world that we’re in. There’s a whole aspect of their personal lives that we don’t know and we’re trying to construct personal lives for them that match the stuff that we do know.”
The Muppet’s upcoming installment is a mockumentary centering around a talk show hosted by Miss Piggy, which will feature plenty of drama between Kermit and his love interest. Kermit will be starring as a producer, with Gonzo, Rizzo the Rat, and Pepe the King Prawn acting as writers. The show begins with Kermit and Gonzo having to convince Miss Piggy to leave a film she was starring in to join their new talk show project.
The ABC show, aptly titled The Muppets, will air on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., reported the Inquisitr. We noted that rumors of The Muppets return to television have been flying about since April.
Back in June, Kermit himself spoke about the new Muppets in an ABC trailer.
“I have some really great news! ABC wants to put on an all new primetime series starring The Muppets! The show’s going to be all about our personal lives, behind-the-scenes, our relationships. Sort of an adult Muppet Show.”
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