Hulu Original series, a finalist for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award, breaks new ground with a message of inclusion in storytelling to young audiences.
NEW YORK -- Big Bad Boo Studios has announced the return of Hulu Original series Bravest Knight with eight new episodes. The series’ first five episodes, which launched in June to critical acclaim, are based on Daniel Errico’s children’s book, The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived. The new episodes will become available on Hulu October 11th, 2019.
Fans of Cedric, Grunt and Nia will be delighted to see both familiar and new faces, among them, Saylor, a messenger raven, played by Teri Polo, who joins Cedric and Grunt (voiced by SNL’s Bobby Moynihan) on their quest to find Grunt’s bridge. Additional guest stars include RuPaul as Stanley the Big Bad Wolf, Wanda Sykes as Mona the Mayor, Dot-Marie Jones as the Baker, and Christine Baranski as the Dragon.
The upcoming eight episodes pick up with Nia, voiced by Storm Reid, continuing to train as a not-yet-knight while learning about her dad’s journey to knighthood. The series continues to break ground with inclusive storytelling for young audiences. The new episodes feature the loving two-dad household (voiced by T.R. Knight and Wilson Cruz) as well as a cross-dressing wolf and characters dealing with discrimination.
Series director, Shabnam Rezaei, commented, “We are thrilled that fans will continue on this journey with Cedric, Grunt and Nia and explore more of what makes The Bravest Knight unique and fun for all ages. It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Hulu and we can’t wait to hear from fans."
This announcement comes shortly after increased international interest in The Bravest Knight with Hop! Channel Israel acquiring the series, marking its first international sale. In September, Chance Hurstfield, the voice of young Cedric, was nominated for a Joey Award for Best Voiceover Actor. The series was also named a finalist for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award in kids’ programming. The award recognizes exceptional programming that focuses on representation and inclusion of characters from a wide variety of backgrounds.
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Source: Big Bad Boo Studios