The Muppets may live another day, but that day won’t be today.

Disney+ has decided not to go forward with their in development scripted series Muppets Live Another Day. The series was set with a pilot order, but Disney is going to forego the production over creative differences. The series was created by actor and writer Josh Gad and Once Upon A Time creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis.

Deadline originally broke the story, and writer and Gad tweeted confirmation.

Muppets Live Another Day was intended to serve as a sequel to 1984’s The Muppets Take Manhattan. Set in the 1980s, the series would see Kermit the Frog gathering up his fellow Muppets to search a missing Rowlf the Dog.

But this cancellation doesn’t mean that Disney+ will be entirely without new Muppet-related content. The streamer has also been in development on a reimagined, unscripted version version of the classic The Muppet Show, an untitled titled Muppets Now.

Disney+ has been experiencing some birthing bangs with this cancellation being the latest in a string of development projects being shut down. Previously, the streaming service cancelled Book of Enchantment, an adaptation of the Villains book series by Serena Valentino when the material being generated by the show’s writers’s room was coming back more adult-themed than executives were comfortable with for the family-friendly outlet. Disney+ also passed on producing the scripted pilots Four Dads and Sulpher Springs, though the latter has gone on to the Disney Channel for consideration.

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