Hulu made headlines when it announced its new show, The Bravest Knight, featuring two dads, Ser Cedric (T.R. Knight) and Prince Andrew (Wilson Cruz), with an adopted daughter, Nia. In each episode, Nia learns important lessons from Cedric about becoming a knight and being true to yourself as you work toward your dreams. The adorable and colorful animated series is full of lessons about acceptance, identity, and more and is one you can totally binge with your kids without any kind of screen-time guilt.
Check out all the reasons we're obsessed with The Bravest Knight and will totally be watching this new show with our kids.
Reasons You Should Watch The Bravest Knight With Your Kids
- The show is full of lessons, most of which are subtle. Cedric is The Bravest Knight's Yoda — he learned so much as a child "not-yet-knight" training to be an adult knight, he now has oodles of life lessons to pass onto his daughter Nia, also a not-yet-knight. Lessons like, "Things aren't always what they seem," "It helps to see things from someone else's point of view," "Everyone makes mistakes," and even those surrounding the concept of gender and consent are all weaved into the fun story lines.
- Cedric is a wonderful role model — both as a knight and a not-yet-knight. Even though he's still learning, young Cedric is a respectful, accepting, and positive little boy. His best friend is a troll named Grunt (Bobby Moynihan), and when negative stereotypes are made about trolls and other creatures, he's always there to help people notice that they're being judgmental — but tells them in a nice way. In both child and adult form, he voices the things he's learned, acknowledges that he's still learning, and helps Nia figure out how to make her way through new experiences. Your kids may not be training to be knights, but they'll certainly gain perspective from Cedric's teachings.
- There's so much diversity and inclusion within each episode. The Bravest Knight isn't like other mainstream shows kids have been offered — Cedric and Prince Andrew are a same-sex interracial couple raising an adopted daughter, after all. There are people of different races and orientations, and there are yetis, trolls, fairies, giants, and other creatures, all of which Cedric treats with respect no matter their initial temperaments toward him. There's even a male fairy named Lucy (AJ McLean) who when fielded the question, "Isn't Lucy a girls' name?" responds, "Names belong to people, not genders." Again, a subtle and quick lesson, but a lesson in broadening one's perspective all the same.
- The episodes are short and digestible. Each episode is just over 10 minutes, but there's plenty of story, love, and humor crammed into each one.
- It's a show fit for kids of all ages. Although The Bravest Knight is aimed at kids ages 6 to 9, it's definitely one that a toddler will enjoy, and an older tween wouldn't mind watching if their younger sibling had it on. Plus, adults will love it as well, and there are many talking points embedded within the series that could lead to wonderful parent-child discussions about everything from pursuing your dreams to inclusion.
- The show is so dang adorable. All else aside, it's an easy-to-watch show with humor for both the kids and adults watching; it's colorful and vibrant, literally and figuratively; and it has a great opening theme that you'll be happy for your kids to get stuck in their heads. The best line? "Be the real you, be the true you – it's the bravest thing you can do!"