It’s official: Mike, Sulley and the city of Metropolis are heading to the small screen, and yes, the original cast is already on board.
Pixar and Disney just announced that they’re developing a Monsters, Inc. TV show, Monsters at Work, which will premiere in 2020. Both Billy Crystal (Mike) and John Goodman (Sulley) will reprise their roles, so cue the witty banter.
The series will pick up six months after Monsters, Inc. left off, according to Bustle. (You know, with the power plant discovering that laughter—instead of screams—is capable of fueling the city’s electricity.)
Monsters at Work will follow Mike, Sulley and their Laugh Floor peers as they transition to the comedy business. Go get ’em, Googly Bear!
In addition to the O.G. crew, the TV show will also feature new faces—like Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), a young mechanic who is trying to work his way up to the Laugh Floor.
Monsters, Inc. originally premiered in 2001 and followed two monsters, Mike and Sulley, who accidentally came into contact with a little girl, dubbed “Boo.” Although Disney hasn’t released any further details about the TV version, we’ll be crossing our fingers for a Boo cameo.
The move from big to small screen isn’t unusual for Goodman, as he’s famous for appearing on both. Besides being widely recognized for playing Dan Conner on Roseanne and The Conners, he’s also appeared in a number of blockbusters, including Argo, Kong: Skull Island and 10 Cloverfield Lane. Obviously, Crystal is best known for his roles in The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally and Analyze This.
Ready or not, here they come.