Hulu is continuing its efforts in diverse, quality programming for kids, announcing today the original series The Bravest Knight. Based on the children’s book “The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived,” the story is delivered with the help of flashbacks as Sir Cedric recounts his journey from pumpkin farmer to knight to his adopted 10-year-old daughter, Nia.
Hulu has a 13-episode order for the show, the first five of which will premiere on June 21st.
The series offers more than one avenue toward breaking boundaries, most obviously by way of featuring a family with two dads (Sir Cedric and Prince Andrew). As Sir Cedric relays his exploits on his way to becoming The Bravest Knight, hopefully teaching values like honor and compassion, Nia has her own challenges while training to be a knight herself.
Throughout the show, Nia’s lessons invariably remind of past adventures and Sir Cedric is happy to offer up a lesson from his own days, for example, jousting or fending off witches.
The show continues Hulu‘s efforts, whether through original programming or their selection of other offerings, to take children, of varying ages, a bit more seriously and engage with them on a different level.
The show boasts a star-studded cast including T.R. Knight as “Sir Cedric,” Bobby Moynihan as young Cedric’s troll sidekick “Grunt,” Storm Reid as Not-Yet-Knight “Nia,” and will also feature the voice talents of RuPaul, Christine Baranski, Wanda Sykes, Wilson Cruz, Teri Polo, Steven Weber, Donna Murphy, AJ McLean, Dot-Marie Jones, Maz Jobrani, Chance Hurstfield and more. The Bravest Knight’s opening theme song was written and performed by Grammy-nominated musician, songwriter and activist Justin Tranter.
The Bravest Knight continues Hulu’s commitment to connecting with kids and families through bold approaches in storytelling, and continues to be a supporter of LGBTQ content and creators. The Bravest Knight joins Hulu’s impressive kids original content offering, including Holly Hobbie, Find Me In Paris and Doozers along-side its acquired library of premium kids and family content.