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'Fraggle Rock' Remake To Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt

03/19/2015 06:35 EDT | Updated 03/20/2015 09:59 EDT

The Fraggles are coming back into our lives ... and this time, they've brought one of our favourite actors out to play!

Variety reported Thursday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to produce and star in a film adaptation of "Fraggle Rock," a children's series that was created by "Muppets" founder Jim Henson and produced by CBC in the 1980s.

"The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on 'Sesame Street,' and then on 'Fraggle Rock," the actor told the publication.

"Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I've never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood."

"Fraggle Rock" premiered on television in 1983, as a co-production between CBC, Henson Associates, HBO and British company Television South.

It told the story of a community of funny little creatures known as the Fraggles, who live in a world located in a hole behind a man's wall.

They live there alongside the Doozers, Fraggle-like creatures who love to work, as well as the Gorgs, fat beings who believe they run the world.

The film is being made by New Regency, Henson Co. and Lisa Henson, Jim's daughter, and it has been in development since 2005, said Entertainment Weekly.

Gordon-Levitt previously appeared with Henson characters in the 2013 special "Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular."

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