Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Nickelodeon Has Reportedly Decided to Cancel 'Nella the Princess Knight'

A crew member on Nickelodeon's Nella The Princess Knight has reportedly revealed the unfortunate news that Nickelodeon has decided to cancel and not renew the network's popular animated preschool series for a third season. Please note that this news has yet to be confirmed.

Nella the Princess Knight

In Nella the Princess Knight, preschoolers set off on thrilling adventures in a kingdom far away where there lives a… Princess Knight! Nickelodeon's animated preschool series follows Nella, an unconventional 8-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess, like compassion and grace, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight. Whenever a problem arises, Nella embarks on daring quests to save her kingdom through her unique ability to transform from a princess into Nella the Princess Knight, protecting her kingdom with the help of her friends: Trinket, Nella’s glamorous unicorn and best friend; Sir Garrett, a loyal and adventurous knight; and Clod, Garrett’s trusty steed. The series features a social-emotional curriculum promoting self-confidence, inclusiveness and compassion for others.

Created by Christine Ricci (Blaze and the Monster Machines, Dora the Explorer) and produced by Manchester, UK-based Brown Bag Films, the 100% UK production was commissioned in September 2014 as Nickelodeon and Milkshake, the preschool programming block of Viacom's then newly acquired Channel 5, first co-production under Viacom ownership. The series made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the US on Monday 6th February 2017, with a global roll-out following soon after, including on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland and Milkshake. Robert Vargas (Zack and Quack) serves as an executive producer on the series.

Originally commissioned for a 40-episode first season, a 20-episode second season was commissioned in May 2017, however, it's currently unknown whether these episodes are a addition to the first 40 episodes, or if Nickelodeon split the first season into two 20-episode seasons. The season one finale, "The Unicorn Rescue" aired on Wednesday, November 21 on Nick Jr. USA.

Update (12/5): "The Unicorn Rescue" was the season two premiere episode for Nella The Princess Knight, which means that even though the series isn't being renewed, at least 19 new episodes will still continue to air throughout the next year!

Originally published: Monday, December 03, 2018.

H/T: Big thanks to TV Shows Fan for the news!; Additional source: Wikipedia.
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