The production company behind a hit children’s show from the 1980s is giving the puppet characters a re-boot, and it’s being filmed right here in Canada.
A new Fraggle Rock series began production in Calgary on Monday, the Jim Henson Company announced in a news release.
“In summer of 2020, with the COVID pandemic in full swing, the pressure was on for us to find a home where we could produce our green-lit series Fraggle Rock,” Chris Lytton, COO of the Jim Henson Company said. “We were delighted to discover the Calgary Film Centre, a first-class facility that could accommodate our timing.”
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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi added he’s pleased the beloved show is working on its re-boot in the city.
“We are very proud of the talent in our film sector here, as well as Calgary’s reputation as a world leader in the art of puppetry,” he said.
The new series will reunite familiar puppet characters Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt for some new adventures. Producers hope the show retains the same spirit as the original.