Yeah, no, there's no way they're bringing back Steve at this point. But both Jim Lewis and Kirk Thatcher have worked with the Muppets under Disney, so hopefully they'll be involved. Plus, we still have Dave Goelz.
My favorite moment of the 2015 series is something I'm shocked no one mentioned. After 50 years we finally saw Kermit hop, not implied, we saw him hop up from behind his desk, then out the window. I mean he is a frog after all ;-).
This sounds like very exciting news. I hate that this makes me want Disney's new streaming service. I already have Netflix and Hulu which is probably expensive enough. Who knows how much it will cost to get this. If it does end up bootlegged elsewhere on the internet, I don't want to risk giving my computer a virus or something by searching for it.
It kind of makes me wish the 2015 show that was on ABC wasn't cancelled, because at least it was on a station that everybody has. I actually liked that it was a little more mature and adult. I guess I will just wait for when more details of the show will be released or if by some miracle it ends up on Hulu. I don't know if this is true but in a comments section somewhere someone replied to me saying that Disney apparently owns Hulu now through the Fox merger so they guessed that's the form it might take. I know Disney owns the Muppets so it would make more sense if the show to be on the new streaming service. I just don't want to have to beg my mom to pay for a third streaming service just so I can watch the new Muppet series whenever it comes out.
In this day and age I think more and more people want shows with more character development and heavier story arcs. I mean, kids cartoons are becoming more complex and arc heavy, we're even starting to see it a lot with comedies such as The Good Place, Last Man On Earth, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Not to mention, variety shows are few and far between nowadays, and the ones that have existed recently haven't done so well (aside from SNL). So, i'm not saying that they should have 13 dramatic episodes where they ban together to defeat some big bad, but what i'm saying is the show needs to have more fleshed out plots, slightly more character development, and maybe an episode every year that changes the status quo just a little.