BBC One has given the green-light to a new entertainment pilot, tentatively titled No Strings Attached, which is being co-produced by BBC In-House Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company and Baker Coogan Productions. All of the puppets that are to be used in No Strings Attached have been created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in Los Angeles, where the puppets used in series such as The Muppets and Farscape were also created.
No Strings Attached will feature a brand new cast of puppet characters who will invite two celebrity guests to enter their world. The guests will go head to head in a series of unique games run by the cast of characters and take part in a variety of sketches, in what will be a warm, cheeky, family affair fuelled by a healthy dose of off-the-wall, madcap fun. Danny Baker is serving as head writer on the project and Brian Henson is serving as the lead puppeteer and executive producer, with Derek McLean, Andrew Westwell, Lisa Henson, Martin Baker and Peter Coogan also serving as executive producers.
Speaking of No Strings Attached, Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, said: “It’s wonderful to be working with The Jim Henson Company and a writing team led by Danny Baker.”
While Derek McLean, Creative Director of BBC In-House Entertainment, added: “We are delighted and honoured to be providing both desk-space and an original idea to such a powerful array of showbiz talent, in what promises to be the longest credit roller in history.”