Friday, April 19, 2019

'Knight Squad' to End After Season 2

Update (4/19) - Knight Squad showrunner and co-creator Sean Cunningham shared a tribute to the series on Twitter today, ahead of the show's series finale on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA:

“I was lucky enough to make a TV show with @MarcDworkin and some friends. This Saturday the series finale airs 😢⚔️ The process of shooting a show with sword fights, explosions and puppets that fart takes tons of time. You get to know your cast & crew like family…,” he wrote.

“The hardest part of a show ending is not getting to see those people every day,” he continued. “But the cool thing is the friendships live on long after the final ‘cut.’ We hope you’ll watch #KnightSquad this Saturday at 9pm on @Nickelodeon and see you on the next adventure. For Astoria!⚔️💚.”

Series producer Ron Hart added:

Update (2/10) - Some sad news from the realm of Astoria: Sean Cunningham has confirmed on Twitter that Nickelodeon has decided to cancel Knight Squad, and that the show will be ending after it's second season.

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Update (3/30) - Nickelodeon USA will premiere "Closing Knight", the series finale of Knight Squad, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Sean Cunningham, the co-creator and co-executive producer of Knight Squad, has announced in a post on his official Instagram page that filming on the second season of Nickelodeon's popular live-action comedy series will be wrapping today (Friday, February 1, 2019).

"Today’s a tough day, but full of love.😢", Sean told fans of the show, adding "It’s the final day shooting our series #KnightSquad We’ve gotten to make 2 amazing seasons with our super talented work family. Marc Dworkin and I are beyond grateful for all of them. For Astoria! ❤️⚔️❤️‬"

Lexi DiBenedetto, who portrays Prudence on the show, and Trevor Kirschner, who has directed many episodes of hit Nickelodeon shows, including Knight Squad and Nick's newest comedy, Cousins for Life, also paid tribute to the show and its cast and crew in the comments Sean's post:

"I’m eternally grateful for this experience. Thank you so much for everything ❤️ love you ALL" said Lexi. "So proud of everyone involved in this project. Everyone. It’s been an amazing journey, though shorter than we had hoped. Eternally grateful to be a part of it. ⚔️", added Trevor.

Nickelodeon greenlit a sophomore season of the popular Nickelodeon show in July 2018, which went in production since late-October 2018.

Season one of Knight Squad (20 episodes) recently completed its run with a two-part finale which aired over two weeks - Saturday, January 19, 2019 and Saturday, January 26, 2019 - on Nickelodeon USA. Season two (10 episodes) will debut on the network on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), following a special crossover episode Henry Danger/Knight Squad crossover special airing earlier in the evening at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

There is only one place in the magical land of Astoria where the young and fearless can train to become elite warriors - Knight School! Knight Squad is enchanted series full of magic, castles and swords that follows the misadventures two mismatched students who form an unlikely alliance to protect each other's secrets and pursue their dreams to become knights.

Ciara is the fierce and competitive star student who is hiding a colossal secret - she is the royal princess in disguise! Things only get crazier at school when Arc, a cocky and streetwise outsider, strolls in with a pretty big secret of his own.

This unlikely pair will have to team up if they want to become legendary knights. Teamed with two other students to form the Phoenix Squad, Ciara and Arc hope to outshine the school’s other squads for the honour of one day representing Astoria in battle. But in this fantastical kingdom full of powerful beasts, magical spells, and schoolyard frenemies, that might be harder than they think.

Season two will continue to follow fearless teens Arc (Owen Joyner), Ciara (Daniella Perkins), Warwick (Amarr M. Wooten), Prudence (Lexi DiBenedetto), Sage (Lilimar), Buttercup (Savannah May) and Sir Gareth (Kelly Perine) in the kingdom of Astoria, as they train to become elite knights.

Knight Squad is created and executive produced by Sean Cunningham & Marc Dworkin, executive producers of The Thundermans.

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Originally published: Friday, February 1, 2019.

Additional sources: IMDb (II), Anime Superhero Forum /@bluecool,, Just Jared Jr.
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