Disney+ just lost a few Muppets. According to Deadline, Josh Gad’s Muppets Live Another Day has been canceled after Gad as well as Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis walked from the project over creative differences. There was reportedly a difference in the vision the three creators had compared to Disney.
The limited event series would’ve picked up in the 1980s directly after The Muppets Take Manhattan. It would’ve seen Kermit trying to reunite the Muppets to find a lost Rowlf. In Gad’s own words, the series would’ve “[subverted] and [commented] on our current love for all things nostalgia while at the same time allowing the characters to tell a story that would ultimately lead to an end in present-day, revealing some secrets along the way.”
Muppet fans shouldn’t be too upset though as Muppets Now is still heading to Disney+ sometime next year. That series will be a reimagining of the classic ‘unscripted’ variety show, The Muppets Show. And for all you non-Muppets fans, Disney+ has a monster slate of content in the pipeline. Just recently the streamer announced three new Marvel series and a Lizzie McGuire reboot, on top of all the previously announced shows coming to the platform.
Josh Gad’s next major role is in Frozen 2, in which he’ll reprise his role as Olaf.