If you ever wondered if the "Elmo's World" segment on Sesame Street was secretly some sort of backdoor pilot, then do we have some news for you: the famous red Muppet is getting his own spinoff series for WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max streaming service -- and it's a talk show.
The project is already in development under the title The Not Too Late Show With Elmo. According to Discussing Film, Benjamin Lehmann, whose been a director and executive producer on the parent show, will direct the pilot and also executive produce the series, along with Mindy Fila and Stephanie Longardo, who worked as coordinating producers and line producers on Sesame Street, respectively
HBO has aired has been home to Sesame Street since 2016, and while details surrounding the new spinoff are scarce, it is safe to say it's likely a parody of mainstream late-night talk shows. Of course, it probably won't air late at night, since Elmo's target audience isn't awake (and since it will be a streaming series).
HBO Max will launch in 2020, with a presentation focusing on pricing, features and product demos taking place on Oct. 29.