The Bravest Knight Set to Launch New Episodes
The animated Hulu original is set to launch eight new episodes this fall
By: Big Bad Boo Studios
With the first five episodes of The Bravest Knight having launched in June to critical acclaim, the latter half of the Original series will stream on Hulu on October 11th. 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 right where we left off 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. Of the series' return to Hulu this fall, series director, Shabnam Rezaei, states, "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 attention surrounding The Bravest Knight. Hop! Channel Israel just acquired the series, making it the show's first international sale. In September, Chance Hurstfield, voice of young Cedric, was nominated for a Joey Award for Best Voiceover Actor. The Bravest Knight was also named a finalist for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award in Kids' Programming. This award recognizes exceptional programming that focuses on representation and inclusion of characters from a wide variety of backgrounds. Hulu also donated $50,000 to the Trevor Project based on the milestone of the show surpassing 50,000 views in four weeks. The Trevor Project prevents suicide in LGBTQ+ youth.
Based on Daniel Errico's children's book, "The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived," The Bravest Knight is set to drop episodes 6 through 13 on Hulu on October 11th, 2019.
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