Can you tell me how to get to "Sesame Street"? "Portlandia" co-creator Jonathan Krisel certainly can — he's found his way there to direct the big screen version of the beloved children's show.
The "Sesame Street" movie will be a live-action musical, according to Variety. The educational series is famous for its combination of live-action and puppetry, as well as animation. It has introduced dozens of beloved characters, including Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Elmo.
Krisel earned six Emmys for his work on "Portlandia," the quirky IFC comedy poking fun at the Oregon town. He also co-created the FX comedy "Baskets" starring Zach Galifianakis.
After airing many years on PBS, Sesame Workshop signed a five-year deal with HBO in 2015, and the latter's sister company, Warner Bros., got to work on developing a movie.