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'Fraggle Rock' children's puppet series reboot starts production in Calgary

Last Updated Jan 25, 2021 at 12:18 pm MDT

A screenshot from "Fraggle Rock." The reboot for the popular children's show is being shot in Calgary. (CREDIT: @FraggleRock, Twitter)

TORONTO – Dance your cares away, “Fraggle Rock” fans, the fluffy-haired creatures are back in Canada for a new show.

The Jim Henson Company said production has officially started in Calgary on a reboot of the original 1980s children’s puppet series, which was filmed in Toronto

Last April a new U.S.-shot limited series of shorts called “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” debuted on Apple TV Plus, with guests including Canadian singer Alanis Morissette.

The creators made a finite amount of six-minute episodes remotely from their U.S. homes during COVID-19 quarantine.

But the Jim Henson Company said that summer, with the pandemic in full swing, they wanted to find a new home where they could produce an entire series of full-length episodes.

A spokesperson said the new series will also stream on Apple TV plus and is shooting at the Calgary Film Centre.