‘Fraggle Rock’ is back and on Apple TV+ (and shot on iPhones)
Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson's Muppets series that aired on HBO and the CBC from 1983-1987, is back with a new version of the show on Apple TV that hopes to help you dance your cares away and save worries for another day. (A taller order now than in the '80s, probably.) It's called Fraggle Rock: Rock On! and episodes are around five minutes. Here's the gist:
The beloved stars of the classic ’80s series — Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Traveling Matt — join together again for new stories and classic Fraggle songs that show everyone how we are all connected through friendship. While the Fraggles might be in different parts of the Fraggle Rock caves, they can still find ways to have fun together, with music, silliness, special guests, and of course the help of devices created by the industrious Doozers — lovingly called the Doozertubes!
Fraggle Rock: Rock On! is very of the COVID-19 quarantine moment, and was shot at the performer's individual homes all on iPhone 11s -- "Doozertube" is some very Zoom-esque tech. New episodes will debut every Tuesday on Apple TV+. The first episode is out now and you can watch the trailer, plus the original opening credits, below.