BYUtv Renews International Hit "Dwight in Shining Armor" for 5th and Final Season
The 10-episode order will wrap up the saga with a satisfying finale
PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2021 -- BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour that its scripted comedy adventure series "Dwight in Shining Armor," in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America, will return this spring for a fifth and final season. Stars Sloane Morgan Siegel (Dwight), Caitlin Carmichael (Gretta), Joel McCrary (Baldric), Danielle Bisutti (Hexela) and Evan Hofer (Chlodwig) are all set to return. The new 10-episode season, which provides a fitting conclusion for the worldwide fan favorite, will premiere on Sunday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. PT. All aired episodes of the show are available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.
Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution acquired international distribution rights for "Dwight in Shining Armor" in 2019. Currently, the 30-minute series can be seen in over 34 countries and territories, and in 15 different languages.
"What a journey it's been, and what a joy it is to see 'Dwight in Shining Armor' come full circle with the final season it deserves," said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. "Brian and LeeAnne Adams, the husband-and-wife team who co-created the show, poured their heart and soul into bringing these characters to life. They created a magical setting not far removed from our own but where anything is possible. Still, the real magic is in how the characters interact with one another and how they've endeared themselves to the families watching who are rooting for them to succeed. The viewers won't be disappointed by what's in store."
"Dwight in Shining Armor" takes place in a suburban town where Dwight, a 21st century teen, falls into an ancient, underground chamber and lands lip-to-lip with Gretta, a gothic princess who has been magically sleeping for a thousand years. Dwight's "kiss" awakens Gretta, her court magician, Baldric, as well as scores of medieval villains, and makes Dwight her de facto champion until her hordes of enemies are defeated.
In the climactic final season, new villains join with old ones to threaten Dwight's world in Woodside and Gretta's Kingdom of Rogemore. Dwight and Gretta team up with old friends as they race to solve the mystery of "who is the Memory Thief?"
"We've experienced so many emotions in the last year as we've brought this story to an end," said series co-creator Brian J. Adams. "But the strongest feeling we have now is gratitude. We're so thankful that we got to finish our story and give it the ending we envisioned more than ten years ago."
Sloane Morgan Siegel (Amazon Studio's "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street"), Caitlin Carmichael ("The Good Doctor"), Joel McCrary ("The Princess Diaries"), Danielle Bisutti ("God of War") and Evan Hofer ("Lethal Weapon") star in this 50-episode series created by LeeAnne H. Adams and Brian J. Adams (Amazon Studio's "12 Princesses").
In addition to "Dwight in Shining Armor," BYUtv's original programming slate includes new interwoven scripted shows "The Parker Andersons" and "Amelia Parker" about a blended multicultural, interracial family; "Relative Race," the family-history based competitive reality show that follows four teams as they meet relatives linked by DNA for the first time in a race throughout the United States; unscripted show "The Wizard of Paws" about the creation of custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes from elephants to rabbits; and the long-running, viral sketch comedy series "Studio C."
BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv's programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.
BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network's content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv's diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.