Okay. I get that with the streaming wars companies like Disney need a lot of new content, but I never saw something like this coming.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Disney is working with Jim Henson Co. on a new, comedic, half hour alien talk, show called Earth to Ned. It has gone straight to production and is expected sometime next year.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Ned, a blue-skinned alien, and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion — but instead became obsessed with popular culture. Now they host a talk show, broadcast from the bridge of their spaceship hidden deep underground, where they interview our most precious commodity — celebrities — to talk about Ned’s current pop culture obsessions. Ned will be bringing real-life celebrity guests to his ship from across the known universe and interviewing them, late-night talk show style, in hopes of producing the ultimate talk show — making Ned a celebrity and putting him further off-mission. And the more Ned learns about our human culture, the more obsessed he becomes.”
The new show will be produced by the Jim Henson Co. and Marwar Junction Productions. Brian Henson, chairman of Jim Henson Co. will produce the series with Vince Raisa, head of development and production, and Marwar’s Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley.
The Jim Henson Creature Shop will be creating the characters for the series: Ned, Cornelius, their AI BETI, and their army of “Clods” (cloned living objects of destruction) are all being produced by the same team that gave us the amazing Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance on Netflix.
Honestly, I’m not sold on this one yet. I will need to see more, but right now it makes me think about if Alf was merged with Good Mythical Morning. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not one I can fully wrap my head around till I see it.
Stay tuned this will be coming to Disney+ next year.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter