The Jim Henson Company’s Earth to Ned talk show has been given a Friday, September 4th 2020 premiere date for 10 episodes to drop on Disney+.
The new original series stars a pair of alien puppets. Alien commander Ned and his lieutenant, Cornelius, call off an attack of Earth upon arrival and decide to explore human culture instead by interviewing celebrities.
In another twist, Ned is trying to keep the show a secret from his father and will rely upon the help of the ship’s artificial intelligence, BETI, as well as destructive CLODs (Cloned Living Organisms of Destruction) in order to do so.
Ned, Cornelius, BETI and the CLODs are all be brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
An extensive list of celebrity guests include Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Rachel Bilson (The O.C.), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gina Carano (The Mandalorian), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Taye Diggs (Rent), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Bindi and Robert Irwin (Crikey! It’s the Irwins), Gillian Jacobs (Love), NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Joel McHale (Community), Andy Richter (Conan), Olivia Rodrigo (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Eli Roth (Hostel), Kristen Schaal (Gravity Falls), Paul Scheer (The League), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Raven Symoné (Raven’s Home), Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show with James Corden), and Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back).
Here’s a first look at Earth to Ned via a freshly released trailer.