“SESAME STREET” MOVES TO HOLLYWOOD
ICONIC CHILDREN’S SHOW TO GET A NEW MOVIE
Yes, Sesame Street has actually had films before, but these were prominent in the 70’s and most of them were home video releases. Now that the show is under HBO’s domain (a deal that took place in 2015), an actual feature film with proper production can take place; and it will.
Warner Bros. studios, the sibling of HBO has tapped Jonathan Krisel to direct the upcoming film. Krisel was the director and co-creator of Portlandia which ran for eight seasons. The show officially wrapped up in March, leaving Krisel enough time to develop this Sesame Street film. Krisel will also direct the film and based on the script, the film will actually be a musical. That’s not actually a strange move at all.
There’s no word on the development process but the script was originally written by Mike Rosolio and is being updated by Chris Galletta.