‘The Muppets Mayhem’ Crew Involved In Accident During Filming – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: There was an accident on the set of the next Disney+ comedy series Muppet Mayhem late Friday night when a crew truck crashed into a tree on the edge of a cliff near Griffith Observatory, sources told Deadline. We’ve heard no one was hurt, but the time of the crash, around 11:30 p.m., is likely to re-raise the decades-long issue of long filming hours in Hollywood. According to sources, Muppet Mayhem has been running for a few weeks consisting of long days.

Location shoots are licensed by FilmLA. The non-profit agency is supposed to be made aware of any incidents that occur during outdoor production on city streets or in locations such as Griffith Park. FilmLA did not respond to Deadline’s request for comment.

Developed and written by The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, muppets veteran Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes, the series follows The Electric Mayhem Band as they embark on an epic musical journey to finally record their first studio album.

Nora (Lilly Singh), a young, driven A&R executive, is tasked with managing and battling the mayhem that is The Electric Mayhem Band. With her help, the old-school Muppet band come face-to-face with today’s music scene as they bid to go platinum.

The Electric Mayhem Band consists of Dr. Teeth (Barretta) on vocals and keyboards, Animal (Eric Jacobson) on drums, Floyd Pepper (Matt Vogel) on vocals and bass, Janice (David Rudman) on vocals and on guitar, Zoot (Dave Goelz) on saxophone and Lips (Peter Linz) on trumpet.

Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber are executive producers; Yorkes serves as co-executive producer. David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter of Muppets Studio are also executive producers.

Dominic Patten contributed to this report.

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