‘The Muppets’ Send Kermit Streaking and Fozzie Manscaping in First Posters
Last week saw The Muppets treating fans to the 10-minute pilot pitch that won them a new ABC series this fall, placing Kermit and the gang in a more adult context as a behind-the-scenes mockumentary. ABC appears to be running with that ball, promising “full-frontal nudity” and more by its first posters for the fall premiere.
ABC released a grand total of five new posters for The Muppets, featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie and a group shot, all of which promise a different take on the Muppets than we’re used to seeing. The pilot presentation certainly teased as much last week, though the adult humor on display in the poster may send a cold shiver running down your childhood.
So reads ABC’s official description for The Muppets, airing Tuesdays this fall after a September 22 premiere:
THE MUPPETS – The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for “kids” of all ages.
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.
You can check out the full presentation for The Muppets below (including bonus celebrity cameos), and stay tuned for more leading up to the September 22 premiere.