Disney+ has released the first trailer for a new alien-hosted talk show that they are producing titled Earth to Ned. The series comes from The Jim Henson Company and features a blue-skinned alien puppet named Ned who is obsessed with Earth’s pop culture.
You see, Ned was originally sent to Earth to invade the planet, but he ended up getting sucked into the pop culture greatness of it. Now he’s got his own TV show where he chats it up with celebrity guests. Joining him is his sidekick and lieutenant, Cornelius, who offers some additional comedic commentary.
Here’s the synopsis that was shared:
The comedy follows Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion — but instead became obsessed with popular culture. Now, they host a talk show, broadcast from the bridge of their spaceship hidden deep underground, where they interview our most precious commodity — celebrities — to talk about Ned’s current pop culture obsessions. Ned will be bringing real-life celebrity guests to his ship from across the known universe and interviewing them, late-night talk show style, in hopes of producing the ultimate talk show — making Ned a celebrity and putting him further off mission. And the more Ned learns about our human culture, the more obsessed he becomes.
The roster of guests for the first 10-episode season of the show will include Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Rachel Bilson (The OC), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gina Carano (The Mandalorian), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Taye Diggs (Rent), Lil Rey Howery (Get Out), Bindi and Robert Irwin (Crikey! It’s the Irwins), Gillian Jacobs (Community), NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Joel McHale (Community), Andy Richter (Conan), Olivia Rodrigo (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Eli Roth (Hostel), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers), Paul Scheer (The League), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Raven Symoné (That’s So Raven), Reggie Watts (Comedy Bang Bang), and Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back).
This looks like it could be fun, but we’ll see how it goes once it’s released.
Earth to Ned is produced by The Jim Henson Company and Marwar Junction Productions with Henson’s Brian Henson and Vince Raisa executive producing along with Marwar Junction’s Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley. The series arrives on Disney+ starting on September 4, 2020.