Lifetime has joined forces with The Jim Henson Company on the Lifetime Original Movie, Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner Mary Steenburgen (Orange is the New Black, Last Man on Earth), Jay Harrington (Benched, Better Off Ted) and Grammy® and SAG winner Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (Fast and Furious ). The live-action family-friendly film is based on original characters and story written in 1968 by creative mastermind Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner, Jerry Juhl (The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock).
Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow will premiere on Sat. November 21 at 8pm e/p only on Lifetime.
“As we all know, Jim Henson was a one-of-a-kind visionary whose works have entertained and sparked the imagination of millions of people across the globe for generations,” said Tanya Lopez, SVP, Original Movies, A+E Networks. “It is a true honor to partner with The Jim Henson Company and be able to continue his legacy with this wonderful project.”
“Turkey Hollow is an unproduced gem from our Company’s archives. I have fond memories from my childhood of my father planning and developing this production. He was delighted by the idea of magical creatures living in the woods and was excited to portray them in a more realistic way than his other well-known puppet characters,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company and daughter of Jim Henson.