Chance the Rapper Is Coming to Sesame Street

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper is currently in negotiations to join the Warner Bros live-action adaption of Sesame Street.

Joining Anne Hathaway (who has already been confirmed to star), the film will be directed by Jonathan Krisel, who was at the helm of Portlandia and Bo Burnham who is writing songs.

According to TheWrap, Chance will play an aide to the mayor in the film and this won’t be the first time that the 26-year-old will be working with the famed franchise.

Back in 2019, he appeared alongside Cookie Monster for a segment called T is for Theatre. 

“Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends are mysteriously expelled from their neighbourhood, finding themselves in Manhattan,” the official synopsis reads.

“They team up with a plucky history show host Sally Hawthorne (Hathway) who’s on a quest to save her show and prove that Sesame Street actually exists, with obstacles created by the “evil” Mayor, with reasons of his own for keeping Sesame Street hidden from the world.”

The musical is set to take inspiration from a line in the Sesame Street Theme — Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? and according to the same outlet, the release date is set for January 14, 2022, in the USA.

Sesame Street (the series) debuted in 1969 featuring some of Jim Henson’s most-loved characters such as Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch.

WATCH: Chance the Rapper on Sesame Street.