You can now watch a brand-new episode of cult kids TV show Knightmare on YouTube, as part of the video hosting platform’s Geek Week.
Produced by the original creator, Tim Child, the brand new show is remarkably faithful to the show first broadcast between 1987 and 1994, complete with blue screen backdrops, unfathomable riddles and a sightless dungeoneer.
It features the original Lord Fear (Mark Knight), Lissard (Clifford Barry) and Dungeon Master Treguard (Hugo Myatt) and was recorded in the original Knightmare Studio in Norwich. YouTube stars Dan Howell (DanIsNotOnFire), Phil Lester (AmazingPhil), Emma Blackery (EmmaBlackery) and Stuart Ashen (Ashens) face the challenges of the dungeon, while comedy royalty Isy Suttie (Peep Show) also stars alongside and Jessie Cave (Harry Potter).
“I’m a massive fan of the show and have been since I was a kid,” said Suttie of the show’s one-off return.
“I absolutely loved it and used to watch it every week and really wanted to be a contestant on it. So it is like a dream come true.”
Dan Howell, one of the YouTube stars braving the dungeon in the new episode said, “Knightmare was one of those things that you’d watch with your whole family and just sit there shouting at the TV going ‘left no left you idiot,’ now to actually be in it, I’m living out my childhood fantasies.
“There is a massive cult following for Knightmare that are going to be absolutely amazed to see this especially because it’s made by all the same original people that produced it. I think all of the younger fans that watch YouTube are going to have a great time watching us be in it. So I think it’s going to appeal to everyone.”
YouTube’s Geek Week runs from August 4 through August 10, celebrating all things geeky. 100 YouTube creators have created brand new content for the season, which will feature subjects ranging from superheroes and comic books to gaming and sci-fi.