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The Season 49 cast and crew.
's Sesame Street 49th season will premiere on HBO, possibly sometime in 2018 or 2019. Primary production started the week of October 16, 2017, and wrapped on December 15. Additional filming took place during the week of April 9, 2018 The season's main curriculum goal will be different forms of play. 
Celebrities who visited the set during production of the season include
Jack Antonoff, Chance the Rapper, Zooey Deschanel, Andy Grammer, Whoopi Goldberg, Ann Harada, Tiffany Haddish, Ellie Kemper, Zoë Kravitz, Blake Lively, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate Micucci, Bill Nye, Patton Oswalt, Questlove, Meredith Salenger, Amanda Seyfried, Jenny Slate, Allison Williams, Annie Wheaton, and Wil Wheaton.
Cast members appearing in street scenes for the season include
Suki Lopez ( Nina), Alan Muraoka ( Alan) and Chris Knowings ( Chris). This marks the first season with Peter Linz taking over as Ernie.
The second season of
Matt Vogel's web-series, " Below the Frame," was produced during the production of Season 49.
This is also the first time since
Season 32 that Zoe is seen without her tutu.
with Big Bird, Ernie, Abby, Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Chris and Grover
Elmo and Snuffy on the set
Chris Knowings as a spider with puppeteers Ryan Dillon (Elmo) and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
Suki Lopez on the set with Alan Muraoka
Suki Lopez on set with Alan Muraoka
Suki Lopez on the set with Chris Knowings
Kate Micucci in Oscar's trash can with Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Keegan-Michael Key with Oscar the Grouch
Allison Williams backstage
Allison Williams by Oscar's trash can
Allison Williams with Big Bird
Allison Williams in Big Bird's nest
Annie and Wil Wheaton on the set
Annie and Wil Wheaton with Oscar
Annie Wheaton with Grover
Wil Wheaton hugging Grover
Ellie Kemper with Cookie and Gonger
Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt on the set
Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt with Big Bird
Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt with Oscr the Grouch
Meredith Salenger kissing Oscar
Meredith Salenger with Oscar
Meredith Salenger kissing Grover
Meredith Salenger hugging Grover
Meredith Salenger with Cookie Monster
Meredith Salenger with Abby Cadabby
Meredith Salenger with Ernie
Meredith Salenger in the Newsstand
Jenny Slate with Cookie and Gonger
Whoopi Goldberg with Elmo
Amanda Seyfried and Ernie
Ann Harada on set with Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Prairie Dawn) and Jen Barnhart (Zoe)
Cast and crew on set to celebrate John Kennedy's 50th birthday