Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared has been picked up by Channel 4.
Cult YouTube series Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared has been commissioned for a TV show on Channel 4. The news was shared as part of the BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund announcement earlier today (7 July).
The original series is styled as an educational show gone wrong and the TV adaptation is set to follow suit. The show will be helmed by the series’ original creators, Becky Sloan, Joseph Pelling and Baker Terry and will continue to follow Red Guy, Yellow Guy and Duck on their “disastrous learning journey.”
In a statement, Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, Channel 4, said: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is a uniquely pitched show from one of the most creative production companies around. Ideas that come with such a strong identity and established following are incredibly rare but they are really important factors when it comes to making content for younger audiences. We were desperate to endorse this glorious genre-blending-puppet-tour-de-force and with the YACF we found the perfect partners to make that a reality. We’re thrilled to be making this series with them both.”