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It is no secret that the upcoming streaming service of Disney will bank on various familiar names. However, people are now getting a clearer sense of what that actually means. Sources of Hollywood Reporter have claimed that Disney is currently working on a “reboot” of the short-lived comedy of ABC that followed the lives of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their crew called “The Muppets.” Other details are still not clear. However, the said series is reportedly in its earliest stages — Disney has not even found a writer for it yet.
The sources also said that Disney was examining projects that are based on other recognisable names, including Father of the Bride, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Parent Trap and The Mighty Ducks. So if people have any positive memory that is associated with a Disney production, there is a chance that it is coming back as a streaming series.
People probably would not hear about a definitive show roster until it is closer to the actual launch, which is currently expected to be scheduled in fall 2019. However, The Muppets and other titles strengthen the belief that Disney sees its service as a complement to the other streaming services such as Netflix instead of a direct competitor. It is concentrating on the family-friendly programming that people would expect from a Disney-branded offering instead of attempting to match the selection that people see elsewhere.