We’ve been hearing about it for about a decade, and now a trailer has finally been released for The Happytime Murders, an R-rated puppet movie from the The Jim Henson Company.
The movie follows a human (played Melissa McCarthy) and a puppet detective team who are trying to solve the mysterious murders of the former cast of a popular old puppet TV show.
Continue below to read more about The Happytime Murders and check out the very not safe for work (or children) red band trailer.
No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.
Also starring in the movie is Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, and Elizabeth Banks. It’s directed by Brian Henson and written by Todd Berger, from a story by Berger and Dee Austin Robertson. Henson, McCarthy, Jeff Hayes, and Ben Falcone produce.
The Happytime Murders is set to be released in theaters on August 17th.