‘Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock: Rock On made its return to the TV stage exclusively on Apple TV+ last April. Now, as the show will take its season finale bow on May 26, beloved characters, Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt will be joined a star-studded lineup of special guests and award-winning musicians.
In this week’s brand new mini-episode, entitled “Wembley and Gobo’s Mrazmerizing Adventure!” the Fraggles are back, singing and playing with their newest pal, Grammy Award-winner Jason Mraz. When a Doozertube is accidentally set up at Jason Mraz’s farm, he joins Gobo and Wembley for a jam session. The mini-episode debuted today and is now available to stream globally for free on Apple TV+.
Mraz will also be back for a star-studded season finale event. He will be joined by the likes of Alanis Morissette, Common, Jason Mraz, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Ziggy Marley, and the rest of the Fraggle gang to perform a special rendition of the beloved, classic Fraggle Rock theme song “Dance Your Cares Away.” The finale is unique because it will be recorded on iPhone 11 phones (hey it is an Apple TV+ production) from the homes of the production team and individual artists from all over the U.S. following the COVID-19 “Safer at Home” guidelines
Fraggle Rock: Rock On! is an original collection of mini-episodes now streaming globally on Apple TV+ alongside Apple’s lineup of award-winning educational programming for kids and families. Each short-form episode aims to show everyone how we are all connected through friendship through new stories and classic Fraggle songs from the same beloved characters of the classic 80s series.
The series hails from The Jim Henson Company and is executive produced by Halle Stanford and John Tartaglia.
New episodes of Fraggle Rock: Rock On! premiere every Tuesday and are available to stream globally for free exclusively on Apple TV+, a home for award-winning, premium children’s programming including The Common Sense and Parents Choice Award-winning Helpsters and Ghostwriter from Sesame Workshop; and the Annie and DGA Award-winning Snoopy in Space, from Peanuts.
Again, it should be interesting to see how productions have adjusted to the new guidelines. It hasn’t been easy considering most serialized shows have halted because of COVID-19, while other productions like late-night comedy shows are produced strictly at home.