Quick Hits: Michael C. Hall’s new show; Raven’s Home theme; new Kermit the Frog

Michael C. HallIf you’ve been eager to get more Michael C. Hall on TV, here’s some great news: You don’t have to wait any longer!

Hall is poised to star in the upcoming Netflix drama series Safe, where he will take on the part of a widowed father name Tom. He and his two daughters are starting to move on now past what transpired to his wife, but the problem is that another potential crime is committed — a disappearance that happens after one of his children sneaks off to go to a party.

Following this, his life as he knows it — and many secrets — start to unravel. Hall is an executive-producer on the show alongside author Harlan Coben. Danny Brocklehurst serves as the writer on the series, and Sherlock alum Amanda Abbington will also be a part of the cast.

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Check out the Raven’s Home theme song

Meet the new song … same as the old song? If you listen closely, there are some clear similarities between this and the original That’s So Raven theme song, including the slight twist on the “yep, that’s me” line so that it now reads “yep, that’s us.” The entire theme is super-cheesy for 2017, but that’s the sort of thing that you often get out of the Disney Channel. It’s also still very fun, and it’s probably perfect for the target audience that the show is trying to reach.

We’ve written substantially about the series already, with one of our biggest thoughts on it at the moment simply being that it’s often hard to have lightning strike twice. It’s one thing to love That’s So Raven so many years ago, but we’ve all grown up since then and the show will have the same tone that is for kids. This was one of the challenges for Girl Meets World when it comes to it appealing to older viewers — it did do a good job appealing to the younger crowd, but the show actually was geared younger than ever given that it’s first series aired on ABC. At least with Raven’s Home there is a little more in the way of continuity there.

 

Meet a new Kermit the Frog

While we’re not one to destroy the magic of the Muppets, it is noteworthy that for the first time in over 25 years, there will be a new artist behind the iconic voice.

As confirmed recently to show site ToughPigs, Steve Whitmire is no longer serving as Kermit. Meanwhile, Matt Vogel is set to take on the voice. This is a tough job — there are a ton of people who can sound like Kermit, but it’s not enough to be able to mirror his voice; you also need to be able to effectively mirror his style and heart, and to spread some of that magic to young viewers.

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