Apple TV+ today announced that the Emmy Award-winning series Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, the reboot of Jim Henson’s beloved classic Fraggle Rock, has been renewed for a second season and has begun production in Calgary, Canada.
Tony and Grammy Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) returns for Season 2 alongside Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose (Schmigadoon!), Emmy Award winner Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso) and Emmy Award winner Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) in guest star roles.
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock currently holds a 100% critics’ rating score on Rotten Tomatoes, garnering plenty of praise for its engaging visuals, heartwarming humor and joyful spirit. The series was recently recognized by the Sentinel Awards for outstanding Children’s Programming, and with three nominations by the inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards and a win for Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design.
Synopsis: The Fraggles are back for more epic, fun adventures! This time, with big changes affecting the Rock, the Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs will be forced to confront their past and celebrate their interdependence, as they move through challenges together with hope, silliness and brand-new songs, all while dancing their cares away … down at Fraggle Rock.
Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles — Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt — alongside new Fraggles and Doozers, embark on epic, hilarious 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, longtime Henson collaborator John Tartaglia, and Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson. Co-executive producers are Dave Goelz and Karen Prell. Executive music producer is Harvey Mason Jr. The second season is produced by Chris Plourde and co-produced by Tim O’Brien. The series is produced in association with New Regency with Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer executive producing.
The complete first season of Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock and the “Night of the Lights” holiday special are now streaming on Apple TV+.
Apple’s partnership with The Jim Henson Company also includes Harriet the Spy, the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel; Slumberkins, the mixed-media puppet/2D animation program from the beloved children’s emotional learning brand empowering children to be caring, confident and resilient; and the Fraggle Rock: Rock On! shorts. Apple TV+ is also the streaming destination for the original 1980s Fraggle Rock series, as well as recently added bonus specials Down at Fraggle Rock, Doozer Music and Fraggle Songs.