Well, this sounds all kinds of fantastic! Yes, as the headline suggests, a new Henson-created puppet series is heading to Disney+.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is teaming with The Jim Henson Company to develop a new show titled Earth to Ned. The early word on the series has it pegged as a half-hour comedy talk show featuring aliens interviewing celebrities – with beloved genre fave Space Ghost: Coast to Coast already touted as an influence.
The Jim Henson Company has most recently served up the stunning Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance on Netflix.
For Earth to Ned, the official word on the series reads:
The comedy follows 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 previous 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.
There’s no news on when exactly Earth to Ned will premiere on Disney+, but the hotly anticipated on-demand streaming service itself launches November 12th.