‘The Muppets Mayhem’ crew involved in accident during filming – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: There was an accident on the set of Disney+’s upcoming comedy series Muppet Mayhem Late Friday night, when a truck with crew crashed into a tree on the edge of a cliff near the Griffith Observatory, sources tell Deadline. We hear no one was injured, but the time of the accident, around 11:30 p.m., is likely to trigger yet another Hollywood issue of long hours on set. According to sources, Muppet Mayhem has been filming for a few weeks consisting of long days.

Location shoots are allowed by FilmLA. The non-profit is believed to be notified of any incidents that occur during outdoor production on city streets or 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 driven junior A&R executive, is tasked with managing and defusing the chaos of The Electric Mayhem Band. With her help, the old-school Muppet band comes face-to-face with today’s music scene as they try to achieve platinum status.

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 lead guitar, Zoot (Dave Goelz) on saxophone and Lips (Peter Linz ) on trumpet.

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

Dominic Patten contributed to this report.

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