Ahmet Zappa Steers Fraggle Rock to Film


Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson’s 80s cult hit TV show is being developed by executive producer Ahmet Zappa into a full-length live-action musical fantasy starring the classic characters, Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red. Lisa Henson, brought Ahmet Zappa on board as EP after one of those amazing moments of artistic synergy so common in Hollywood:

“…we had him in to talk about books and movies,” Lisa Henson said. “During that conversation, I had an intuition that he might be a Fraggle Rock fan. He jumped out of his seat when he heard our idea of making Fraggle Rock into a feature-length movie.”

Even before he wrote a children’s book, Zappa was a kind of a cult figure himself and not just among other Children of the Famous.