Murphy's Law states, "Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong." That may be the case for the unlucky protagonist Milo Murphy's Law, but as for the series itself, it looks like everything will go very right.
Disney XD recently revealed a first look at the title theme for the show, which you can marvel at below. Then read on for everything we learned from the official press release!
1. The Show Stars 'Weird Al' Yankovic As The Titular Character, Milo Murphy
For those who don't know who Weird Al is, how are you getting wi-fi underneath that rock? Renowned for writing and singing song parodies since the '70s, he's also a frequent voice actor. Lately, he's voiced Darkseid in Teen Titans Go!, Cheese Sandwich in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Probabilitor the Annoying in Gravity Falls. Some of the '90s kids out there might remember that time he parodied himself parodying a song in Disney Channel's Sabrina: The Animated Series.
Not only will he be voicing Milo Murphy, but he sings the theme song. And don't worry, he'll be singing quite a few more songs throughout the series. I hope you like Weird Al's voice (I know I do!), because we're about to hear a lot of it!
2. It Will Be Helmed By Dan Povenmire And Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh, Creators Of Phineas And Ferb
From the bottom to the top, it looks like Milo Murphy's Law is going to be a spiritual sequel to Disney Channel's summer classic, Phineas and Ferb. But that's no reason to think that it will be more of the same. I don't doubt that the creators will do something special to set this series apart.
3. The Star, Milo Murphy, Suffers From EHML, Or Extreme Hereditary Murphy's Law Condition
This entirely made-up medical condition has been passed down through the generations from Edward A. Murphy Jr., the rocket scientist who coined his namesake "law," which says "Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Milo embodies the law — no matter what he does, everything goes wrong. In spite of that, he goes about his life optimistically, always prepared for anything, with "a backpack of supplies, and an endless sense of optimism and enthusiasm that can turn any catastrophe into an adventure."
Much like Phineas and Ferb taught us to "seize the day," among other things, it looks like Milo Murphy's Law will encourage us to be positive in the face of adversity and find the silver linings in everyday storm clouds.
4. The Show Will Feature An Extensive Voice Cast With A Few Notable Names
Some of the main voices will be Sabrina Carpenter and Zack Underwood as Milo's two best friends, and Christian Slater as Milo's semi-nemesis Elliot, a self-declared "Safety Czar" just trying to protect the world from Milo's disasters.
More recognizable, especially to Marvel fans, are Brett Dalton and Ming-Na Wen. Wen also starred as the title character in a little movie called Mulan, but the two of them co-starred in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will be playing time travel agents Brick and Savannah in Milo Murphy's Law. A few other memorable members of the cast are Kevin Michael Richardson, Diedrich Bader, Dee Bradley Baker, Greg Cipes, Kate Miccuci, and Pamela Adlon.
5. The Cast Will Include Several Familiar Voices As Well
When the first episode rolls around, I'm sure any Phineas and Ferb fans will recognize the character Bradley Nicholson, Milo's "envious and pessimistic classmate" as Vincent Martella, who previously voiced Phineas. Sounds like this role will be about as different as it could get for him.
Also returning from the Phineas and Ferb ensemble are Dan Povernmire and Jeff Marsh themselves, who played, respectively, Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram. Now they will be voicing Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish, pistachio protectors from the future. Yes, you read that right, pistachio protectors. You can count on Milo Murphy's Law being just as brilliantly quirky as Phineas and Ferb, but was there any doubt?
6. The Episodes Will Be 22 Minutes Long, Split Up Into Two 11-Minute Stories
This is not an unusual formula, and it's the same one they used for Phineas and Ferb. Why mess with what works?
7. The Music Will Be Composed By Danny Jacob, Who's Best Known For His Work On Phineas And Ferb
In the past, Jacob has written songs for Disney Channel classics like Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and Emperor's New School, in addition to his extensive work on Phineas and Ferb.
Of course, he wasn't alone. Povenmire, Marsh, and a whole team of writers were behind Jacob to help him write songs for the show. What I can't wait to find out is whether or not Weird Al will be worthing with them to write any songs for Milo Murphy's Law.
But I think most fans of Phineas and Ferb will agree that Jacob and his team don't even need the help. Here's ten of their best songs to remind you how just how good they were, and what we can expect from the music in this new series.
8. Milo Murphy's Law Premieres Monday, October 3, 8:00 EDT On Disney XD.
Mark your calendars and schedule your DVRs. And if you can't wait that long, don't worry, the first episode will premiere a week early. Disney XD will be releasing a full-length preview on their app, YouTube Channel, and VOD platforms beginning September 26.
If you haven't quite had your fill of all things Phineas and Ferb, then check out the trailer for their Star Wars special below:
I can't wait for this delightfully disastrous new series! What about you? Were you a fan of Phineas and Ferb? Are you looking forward to more of Povenmire's and Marsh's creativity? Let me know in the comments below!