Apple TV+ today announced that the Emmy Award-winning series “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” the reboot of Jim Henson’s beloved classic “Fraggle Rock,” has been renewed for a second season and has begun production in Calgary, Canada. Tony and Grammy Award winner, and Emmy Award nominee Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) returns for season two alongside Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose (“Schmigadoon!”), Emmy Award winner Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”) and Emmy Award winner Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) in guest star roles.
“Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” currently holds a 100% critics’ rating score on Rotten Tomatoes and has been praised as “a loving, worthy reminder that there is joy to be found in everyday life, even when things seem hard” (Collider), “a delightful experience, no matter your age” (San Jose Mercury News) and “genuinely funny, visually engaging, and entirely heartwarming” (Paste). The series was also recently recognized by the Sentinel Awards for outstanding Children’s Programming, and with four nominations by the inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Live Action Single Camera Program, Outstanding Editing for a Single Camera Program and Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design.
The Fraggles are back for more epic, fun adventures! This time, with big changes affecting the Rock, the Fraggles, Doozers, and Gorgs will be forced to confront their past and celebrate their interdependence, as they move through challenges together with hope, silliness, and brand new songs, all while dancing their cares away…down at Fraggle Rock.
Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles — Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt — alongside new Fraggles and Doozers, embark on epic, hilarious adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world.
“Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” is executive produced by The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford, longtime Henson collaborator John Tartaglia, and Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson. Co-executive producers are Dave Goelz and Karen Prell, and executive music producer is Harvey Mason jr. The new season is produced by Chris Plourde and co-produced by Tim O’Brien. The series is produced in association with New Regency with Yariv Milchan andMichael Schaefer executive producing.
The complete first season of “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and the “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” Night of the Lights holiday special are now streaming on Apple TV+.
In addition to “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” Apple’s partnership with The Jim Henson Company includes “Harriet the Spy,” the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel; “Slumberkins,” the mixed-media puppet/2D animation program from the beloved children’s emotional learning brand empowering children to be caring, confident and resilient; and the popular “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” shorts. Apple TV+ is also the streaming destination for the original 1980’s “Fraggle Rock” series, as well as recently added bonus specials, “Down at Fraggle Rock,” “Doozer Music” and “Fraggle Songs,” all of which are now streaming.
The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ also includes impressive all-ages offerings such as the Humanitas Prize and BAFTA Children & Young People’s Award winner “El Deafo,” BAFTA Children & Young People’s Award winner “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose” and “Pinecone & Pony”; Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater,” Daytime Emmy Award winner “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop, “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment, “Sago Mini Friends,” Children & Family Emmy Award nominee “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, Daytime Emmy Award nominee “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show,” “Get Rolling with Otis” and “Interrupting Chicken.” Live-action offerings include Bonnie Hunt’s “Amber Brown,” “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” “Life By Ella,” Daytime Emmy Award winner “Ghostwriter” from Sesame Workshop, “Puppy Place” and Environmental Media Award winner “Circuit Breakers.”
Also included are specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Children’s & Family Emmy Award nominated “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Lucy’s School,” Humanitas Prize nominee “To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” Annie Award nominee “For Auld Lang Syne” and “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the BAFTA Children & Young People’s Award and Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers. Apple TV+ will also soon expand its slate with “Jane,” a new mission-driven series from J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute.
The kids and family film offerings include star-studded animated adventure film “Luck” from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation which premiered this year and Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers.”
Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have earned 293 wins and 1,274 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”
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