After the recent Life of the Party, which really didn’t set the world alight when it was released earlier this month. we have the trailer and poster for her next comedy, which heads to cinemas later this year. The Happytime Murders trailer can be seen in the player below.

The Happytime Murders trailer
The Happytime Murders trailer

The Happytime Murders trailer lands online

The Happytime Murders is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist.  Two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and solve who is brutally murdering the former cast of “The Happytime Gang,” a beloved classic puppet show.

As the posters says, no Sesame… all street. Whatever that means.


So, if this hasn’t grabbed you yet, how about this? The film is directed by Brian Henson (Muppet Treasure Island, Muppet Christmas Carol). Now we’ve got you, right? Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks also make up the cast of the movie, which will hit theatres later this summer.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, Phil Phillips (Bill Barretta), puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the 1980s television series The Happytime Gang. As the killings continue, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks), Phil’s former flame, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and Detective Edwards (Melissa McCarthy), his ex-partner, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface, the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect: Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard-headed determination as he and his partner attempt to solve the Happytime Murders.

We’re so in. So will you be after you’ve watched this trailer.

STX Films are behind the movie, which currently has a release date set for August 24th 2018 in the UK. We’ll be first in line. Will you? Watch The Happytime Murders trailer below and check out the magnificently terrible first teaser poster above.