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May 26, 2020 |

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Apple TV+ reboots Fraggle Rock

The Jim Henson Company’s Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series

Apple TV+ is following up its recent lockdown-produced Fraggle Rock series with a reboot of the kids’ classic produced with The Jim Henson Company in association with New Regency.

The series will join its line-up of Apple originals for kids and families, which includes Fraggle Rock: Rock On!, the series of iPhone-shot shorts it released last month.

Apple said that, following the success of the recent show, it would be “reimagining” Fraggle Rock in a series that will reunite the original stars for new songs and adventures, “with the same spirit as the classic.”

Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will executive produce the new series for The Jim Henson Company, while Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency and long-time Henson collaborator John Tartaglia are also executive producing.

Showrunners Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson (New Girl, American Dad, Community) are attached to executive produce and write.

Rita Peruggi (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Yo Gabba Gabba!) will produce, with Dave Goelz and Karen Prell also attached to the project. Harvey Mason Jr is the executive music producer for the series.

Fraggle Rock first aired in 1983 and has spawned an animated series as well as spin-off shows such as Doozers.

The reboot joins several other Apple TV+ shows aimed at children, such as Helpsters, Snoopy in Space and Ghostwriter.

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