Disney+ Scraps Planned Muppets Series

Screenshot from "Muppets Most Wanted" (2014). Photo by Walt Disney/Mandeville/Babieka/Cinema Vehicle Services/Kobal/Shutterstock (5884336q)

It was never officially announced but a new muppet show was quietly in works at Disney+ at least from February. Unfortunately, the studio opted to abandon the work on the project and it will not come into fruition.

The creators of the planned scripted comedy show called Muppets Live Another Day were Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis from Once Upon a Time and Josh Gad from Frozen. Now, due to creative differences that arose amid an executive change at the Muppets Studios the team decided to quit the show.

Recently Disney Parks Live Entertainment senior vice president David Lightboy was tapped to run the Muppets Studios after the departure of Debbie McClellan. And while Horowitz, Kitsis, and Gad were preparing an eight-episodes series that takes place after the events of Muppets Take Manhattan, Lightboy had another vision and as both parties were not able to compromise they decided to walk away from the project.

The other Muppets project of Disney – Muppets Now, announced last month, will not be affected. It will feature characters as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy alongside celebrity guests.