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Jim Henson’s ‘The Storyteller’ Set To Return Thanks To Neil Gaiman

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As the creator of The Muppets, Jim Henson provided children with countless memories for generations. It’s almost impossible to find one person that wasn’t enamored with his colorful characters. One author is looking to revive one of his most beloved programs for the small screen.

It’s Story Time

Neil Gaiman has unveiled plans to revive Henson’s The Storyteller. For Gaiman, he plans on diving deep into the show’s lore. “Part of what fascinates me about The Storyteller is the stuff that we don’t know. Who was the Storyteller, why was he telling these stories, was he a goblin, what kind of creature?” Gaiman said in a press release.

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Gaiman already has a blueprint for this forthcoming show. “We’re going to begin in a Northern kingdom where stories are forbidden and where the act of telling a story is liable and can get you imprisoned or executed. If you put a storyteller into that situation, things would need to start getting interactive,” he said.

Tell Us A Tale

The Storyteller, which debuted in 1987, told old European tales with a cast of Muppets and humans. The 13 episode series earned an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program. Jim Henson Company CEO  Lisa Henson worked on the show with her late father. To her, Gaiman is the perfect choice.

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“Neil Gaiman is an expert in traditional folklore and mythology, in addition to himself being the modern ‘storyteller’ for our times. I feel like if Neil were an actor, he’d have to play (the Storyteller) because he embodies what the storyteller is, a skillful wordsmith who can entertain people with the power of the story itself, and not to mention he also memorizes it all in his head,” she said in the same press release.

The Next Chapter

The Storyteller’s revival is being worked on by Fremantle, who is also working on Gaiman’s American Gods. According to Gaiman, this is meant to be bingeable, which means it could land on a streaming service.

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More information on this revival will be released in the near future.

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