You may know Neil Patrick Harris as Barney on How I Met Your Mother or from the Harold & Kumar movies. Harris has launched a new web series called Neil’s Puppet Dreams. The web series debuted on the Nerdist Channel yesterday.
Nerdist is one of the channels funding by Google. The web series is produced by Neil Patrick Harris’ partner David Burtka and Janet Varney. Clearly this is not a children’s show.
Harris is a long-time fan of the Muppets and of Jim Henson. Harris was approached by Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick about the idea. The show was filmed over two and a half days.
?He was looking for content for his [YouTube] channel and he sent me an email asking if I?d be interested in doing a show that was involving a collaboration with the Jim Henson puppets,? stated Harris in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. ?And that?s kind of all you need to say to me.?