“FRAGGLE ROCK: BACK TO THE ROCK,” AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE TV+
Thank you Apple TV+, Halle Stanford and the Fraggle Rock family for sitting down and talking with me about the all new 'Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock' reboot.
'Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock' is a reboot of Jim Henson's much-loved 1980s puppet programme! I’ve come full circle with my little one and I can’t wait to share 'Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock' with him!
'Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock' has four main species of character: the Fraggles, Doozers, Gorgs and Silly Creatures, but mainly features the five Fraggles, Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, and Wembley as they go on their adventures. I can’t wait to follow along and meet new Fraggle friends as they embark on new and exciting adventures.
Did you know, we have a few of our beloved characters returning from the original series and the show will welcome new characters voiced by celebrity guests, including Patti LaBelle, Cynthia Erivo, Daveed Diggs, Ed Helms, Kenan Thompson, and The Foo Fighters!
The five Fraggles will be voiced by John Tartalgia as Gobo, Dave Goelz as Boober, Frankie Codero as Wembley, Karen Prell as Red, and Donna Kimball as Mokey.
So sit back and enjoy the wild ride, all 13 episodes of the series are on Apple TV+, NOW. It’s joining a stream of other successful collections of Apple Original shorts.
By the way, the original 1983 series Fraggle Rock is also available to stream on Apple TV+, woohoo!
President of Television, Executive Producer
The Jim Henson Company
Brand Builder, Creator, Executive Producer, and a ten-time Emmy®-nominated television producer, Halle Stanford leads the Jim Henson Company’s development and production of all television, home entertainment, and digital media in animated and live-action formats.
Stanford recently executive produced the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Her recent children’s programming executive producer credits include:The Dinosaur Train Movie for Universal Entertainment and PBS KIDS®; the Emmy®-nominated series Dinosaur Train on PBS KIDS®; the Netflix Original Word Party; the groundbreaking marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS®; the NBCUniversal Kids/CBC animated series Dot., based on Randi Zuckerberg’s popular book; and the NBCUniversal/Hulu Original preschool show Doozers, inspired by the wildly popular characters from the classic series Fraggle Rock.
Stanford’s award-winning credits also include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid which she created for PBS KIDS®, the Emmy®-nominated series Julie’s Greenroom starring Julie Andrews for Netflix, live-action puppet series Me and My Monsters for the CBBC and Network Ten in Australia, Hi Opie! an award winning preschool series with Marble Media and TVO, the Lifetime live-action holiday special Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, as well as the Emmy®-nominated Sprout preschool series Pajanimals. Stanford joined The Jim Henson Company in 1993 and worked on beloved Muppet projects like Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Tonight, and Bear in the Big Blue House, as well as the sci-fi cult classic Farscape.
She is in development on a compelling slate of television projects including Harriet the Spy, based on the classic novel; The Kissing Hand, based on the internationally renowned picture book; Slumberkins, based on the popular book and therapy toy line; RIFT, an original live-action Creature Shop sci-fi series for young adults; and The Witchlands,based on the popular New York Times best-selling YA book series by Susan Dennard.
She is a ten-time Emmy®-nominated children’s television producer, recipient of the Cynopsis Kids !magination Award in Content Leadership, and for the last sixteen years has garnered over 100 honors around the globe for the company’s programming, some of which have been awarded by: Parent’s Choice Awards Gold Honor, Rockie Award Grand Prize, Banff World Media Festival, and the Kidscreen Awards.
In addition to creating children’s media, Stanford has co-authored the children’s book series, Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters, a collection of fantastical comedy-adventure stories published by Bloomsbury. She also has written numerous articles on kids and family entertainment for publications such as TBI, PBS Parents, Cynopsis Kids, NAPS, and Mother Magazine.
Fraggles in ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ now streaming on Apple TV+.”
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple
VIEW CLIP FROM EPISODE 101 HERE
View Trailer HERE
Apple TV+ is excited to unveil a new sneak peek clip from the series premiere of “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock'' titled “Pilot,” premiering Friday, January 21. To prove he’s brave enough to accompany Uncle Matt to Outer Space, Gobo leads the gang on a daring adventure to the Crevice of Solitude. An unexpected discovery brings new life to all Fraggles, Doozers, Gorgs, and even a Silly Creature named Doc and her dog, Sprocket.
ABOUT “FRAGGLE ROCK: BACK TO THE ROCK”:
The highly anticipated reboot of the beloved classic series “Fraggle Rock,” titled “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” will make its 13-episode Apple Original series from The Jim Henson Company will debut Friday, January 21, 2022 on Apple TV+, joining the celebrated collection of Apple Original shorts, “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!”
Jim Henson’s fun-loving, musical Fraggles are back! Join Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober, and new Fraggle friends on hilarious, epic adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world.
“Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” is executive produced by The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford, and longtime Henson collaborator John Tartaglia. Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson, who serve as showrunners, also executive produce as well as New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer. Co-executive producers are Dave Goelz and Karen Prell, and executive music producer is Harvey Mason Jr. The series is produced by Ritamarie Peruggi.
In addition to “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” Apple’s growing partnership with The Jim Henson Company includes “Harriet The Spy,” the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel; the popular “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” shorts; the 88 episodes of the original “Fraggle Rock” series and recently added bonus specials, “Down at Fraggle Rock,” “Doozer Music” and “Fraggle Songs,” all of which are now available to stream on Apple TV+.
Apple TV+ is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 199 wins and 853 awards nominations.