Fraggle Rock Returns Remastered to HBO; New Episodes to Follow?
The beloved Fraggle Rock is returning to HBO with new remastered episodes in HD. EW reported today that the show will return, but offered no comment on the possibility of new episodes.
“In remastering the series, illuminate has created a contemporary look for the series with meticulous attention paid to every detail — sharpening the images, cleaning up the contrast, increasing the vibrancy of the colors and re-formatting for wide-screen — all under the careful supervision of Brian Henson,” said Richard Goldsmith, EVP of Global Distribution for The Jim Henson Company. “We’ll engage a whole new audience who will love meeting the Fraggles, Gorgs, and Doozers.”
Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock debuted in 1983 and ran for five seasons. The show follows the Fraggles, whimsical cave-dwelling puppets. Other inhabitants of the world are the Gorgs, who are giant farmers, and the Doozers, little bug-like folks who build tons of amazing structures. The show included great music and promoted exploration, friendship, respect for other people and the world itself. These values often seem in short supply, so we should all be cheering for its return.
Fraggle Rock returns in late 2016.