What do Michael Jackson, Jim Parsons, Lucy Liu, and jack-o-lanterns all have in common? With today’s announcement, it turns out the answer to that question is, “quite a lot!” CBS will be airing a show entitled, Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special on October 27th. The show is a CGI special for children which is centered around the music and visual themes of Michael Jackson’s work. While music from Thriller seems to be all but guaranteed considering it’s a Halloween special; the network released a trailer today which suggests that numerous periods of Jackson’s prolific career will be featured on the show.
You can watch the trailer below:
The special will feature voice acting performances by such talented performers as Jim Parsons, Lucy Liu, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, Brad Garrett.
The official synopsis for the special gives a few clues as to what fans can expect to see:
Millennials Vincent (Lucas Till) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons) meet “accidentally” on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at a mysterious hotel located at 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel. Once inside, Vincent and Victoria are sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.
Those crazy millennials… you never know what kind of trouble they’re gonna get into next!
Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special will air on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 8 PM /7 central.