British comedian Ricky Gervais is currently in negotiations to star as the human lead in Disney's The Muppets Sequel.
Should a deal go through, Gervais would join the recently cast Ty Burrell, who replaced Christoph Waltz as the lazy interpol inspector.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gervais' part is being compared to the role played by Jason Segel in the 2011 Muppets movie. However, with the script still under lock and key, it is uncertain how this new character will play into the story.
The first film's James Bobin is returning to direct. He co-wrote the script with Nicholas Stoller.