The Bravest Knight!
Thank you HULU for inviting me to interview TR Knight and Storm Reid from The Bravest Knight. With Thirteen episodes ordered I had asked if there was anything that they wish to cover. Both TR Knight and Storm Reid stated that they are thrilled that the show depicts openly gay main character and every episode has a teachable moment.
I have to say, it amazes me that it’s taken this long to portray an opely gay couple in an animation. Families come in all shapes and colors, the “traditional” parents has evolved, this show is so much more than entertainment. It’s a fantastic tool to open the lines of communication with your child and discuss what they might have questions about it. It’s better to talk to your kids now versus them going to school and having others filling their head. Most importantly The Bravest Knight brings on screen what kids need to see, a family like theirs or just a different family.
The first five episodes premiered on Hulu June 21 with a voice cast that also includes RuPaul, Christine Baranski, Wanda Sykes, Teri Polo, Steven Weber, Donna Murphy, AJ McLean, Dot-Marie Jones, Maz Jobrani, and Chance Hurstfield. Fun fact, Grammy nominee and activist Justin Tranter wrote and performed the theme song to The Bravest Knight.
Based on wildly popular children’s book by Daniel Errico “The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived,” the story chronicles a young pumpkin farmer’s adventure as he attempts to become the bravest knight who ever lived.
The new series is breaking boundaries, featuring a household with two dads (Sir Cedric and Prince Andrew), making it one of the first children’s television series with an openly gay main character. Following the inspiring and perseverant former pumpkin farmer, Sir Cedric, now grown and married to the prince of his dreams, The Bravest Knight recounts personal tales of his journey. Sir Cedric shares his story with his adopted 10-year-old daughter Nia, on how he transformed from day-time farmer to full-fledged knight. Nia, who is training to become a brave knight herself, learns important values such as honor, justice and compassion; proving that knighthood is much more than slaying dragons.
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, 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.