We know that Disney+ was starving for content but this is surprising. I did not expect a talk show with an alien interviewing celebrities. It truly has become quite a strange year. Jokes aside, what makes this show interesting, besides the weird concept, is the company involved in it. This is produced by Marwar Junction Productions and The Jim Henson Company. The titular Ned was also created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The tweet included a trailer for the upcoming release:
He’s not your average talk show host. Start streaming the Original Series, #EarthToNed, Sep. 4 only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/H7BNpOa6bM
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 17, 2020
I won’t lie, this looks like fun. It’s not quite Space Ghost: Coast to Coast but it does offer a fresh take on a talk show. It’s also just great to see Jim Hensons’ work when they venture out into new territories. Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was an amazing show to witness and this could open up new projects in the future. The talk show concept has gotten popular though for streaming services. Netflix gave us Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Chelsea, The Break with Michelle Wolfe, and many more. Even Spongebob Squarepants is developing a talk show spin-off for Patrick Star. Hopefully, this means we could see the return of Space Ghost.
Sources: Twitter (Disney+), Twitter (Jim Henson), Deadline