HBO is set to premiere the eighth season of The Muppettes next month, marking the network’s third attempt at a revival.
The series will be directed by Tim Burton and stars Muppeteer’s Matt Groening as an artist and comedian who travels the globe in search of his muse.
The first season premiered on April 30, 2015, and grossed $1.9 million at the box office, with the second season reaching $1 million.
However, the first season suffered from an uneven viewing experience, and it had a difficult time earning ratings and earning a place in the schedule.
The third season of the series was delayed a number of times to accommodate the production of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and also had a rocky launch due to poor word of mouth for the movie.
This new season will also mark the debut of the original cast and will air at a time when many other series on HBO are struggling to find traction.
“The Muppet Show” has been one of the biggest hits of the past few years, having grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office and has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy for Best Animated Program for its first season.
Season 4 of the Muppies will premiere on HBO on October 18.