Knight Squad

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Knight Squad
KnightSquadlogo.jpg
GenreComedy
Created bySean Cunningham & Marc Dworkin
Starring
Composer(s)Chris Alan Lee
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes29 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Patty Gary-Cox
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time24 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseFebruary 19, 2018 (2018-02-19) –
present
External links
Website

Knight Squad is an American comedy television series created by Sean Cunningham and Marc Dworkin that first aired on Nickelodeon as a sneak peek on February 19, 2018, before its official premiere on February 24, 2018. The series stars Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins, Lilimar, Lexi DiBenedetto, Amarr M. Wooten, Savannah May, and Kelly Perine.

Premise[edit]

At a "magical school for knights in training" in the kingdom of Astoria, two very different students, Arc and Ciara, form a pact to keep each other's secrets and to follow their dreams of knighthood.[1][2] Arc and Ciara train with their classmates Prudence and Warwick as well as their rivals Sage and Buttercup so that they would one day be knights and defend Astoria from various threats like its ex-king Ryker and his army.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
119February 19, 2018 (2018-02-19)January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
210[3]February 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)April 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Owen Joyner as Arc, a drifter from Seagate who cheats and steals his way into the knight school and on to the Phoenix Squad so that he can one day liberate his homeland of Seagate from Ryker.
  • Daniella Perkins as Ciara, a student who is secretly the princess of Astoria who wears a special ring given to her by pixies at Eliza's suggestion to disguise herself so that she can secretly attend knight school and be a part of Phoenix Squad
  • Lilimar as Sage, a student at the school who is Ciara's rival and a member of Kraken Squad. In "Closing Knight," Sage's motivation for becoming a knight was when she at a young age was unable to do anything when the Queen of Astoria was taken by tree goblins.
  • Lexi DiBenedetto as Prudence, a student who is "one-quarter giant" that is in Phoenix Squad with Arc, Ciara and Warwick. Between the end of season one and the beginning of season two, Prudence learns the secrets of Arc and the Princess as she agrees to keep quiet to keep both of them from being in trouble with the King and Sir Gareth.
  • Amarr M. Wooten as Warwick, a student who is in Phoenix Squad with Arc, Ciara and Prudence, and who is considered to be the worst knight student in the school, but who later discovers that he can do magic; he is the older brother of Fizzwick; In "Love at First Knight," Warwick learns the secrets of Arc and the Princess.
  • Savannah May as Buttercup, a sweet and cheerful student at the school who is Sage's minion and a member of Kraken Squad
  • Kelly Perine as Sir Gareth, a knight with an eye patch, a metal left arm, and a metal left butt cheek who is a teacher at knight school

Recurring[edit]

  • Jason Sim-Prewitt as The King, the unnamed ruler of Astoria the very protective father of the Princess and Princess Eliza
  • Seth Carr as Fizzwick, Warwick's younger brother who does odd jobs around knight school
  • Fred Grandy as Wizard Hogancross, the greatest wizard in the land who serves the King, has a poor relationship with Sir Gareth, and was the creator of the force field that keeps Ryker out of Astoria

Todd Tucker also voices Slobwick, a furry creature who first appears in "A Thief in the Knight".

Notable guest stars[edit]

  • Mary Passeri as Sorceress Spitzalot,[4][5] the headmistress of Astoria's magic school who is willing to accept anyone with magical abilities.
  • Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Jimbo,[6][7] a former Phoenix Squad member
  • Maria Canals-Barrera as Saffron,[8] a potion maker and Sage's mother
  • Jaheem Toombs as Sebastian,[9] a student at Sorcery School
  • Maya Le Clark as Brea,[9][10] a girl who is educated by Sage
  • Kira Kosarin as Kiki,[11] a genie
  • Jack Griffo as Sir Swayze,[12] a knight and ex-student of Sir Gareth who became a knight in the kingdom of Inwood since anyone who lives in Inwood can become a knight
  • Garrett Morris as Old Fizzwick,[12] the elderly form of Fizzwick
  • Geno Segers as Ryker,[13][14][15] the former king of Astoria who was exiled for his corruption and leads an army with the intention to reclaim it while destroying some villages along the way
  • Lizzy Greene as Shadow Ghost,[16] a ghost who targeted the Princess
  • Sydney Park as Princess Eliza[14][15], the older sister of the Princess who procured a special ring for her sister and led her father's army in fighting Ryker until she fell under the control of the Mark of Ryker spell
  • Chris Tallman as The Wiper[17]
  • Raini Rodriguez as The Witch Doctor[18]

Production[edit]

Knight Squad received a 20-episode order from Nickelodeon in May 2017.[1][19] Production on the series began in October 2017,[20][21][22] and it premiered in February 2018.[23] Tenzing Norgay Trainor has appeared on the series, playing Jimbo in the episode "The Dork Knight Returns".[24] On July 27, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes.[25][26]

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 19 February 19, 2018 (2018-02-19) 1.14[27] January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26) 0.63[28] 0.81
2 10 February 2, 2019 (2019-02-02) 0.81[29] April 20, 2019 (2019-04-20) 0.52[30] 0.57

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Denise Petski (May 16, 2017). "Nickelodeon Orders Six More Thundermans Episodes; Greenlights Knight Squad Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Noelle Devoe (February 5, 2018). "Daniella Perkins Is a Secret Princess in Her Magical New Show Knight Squad". Seventeen. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nickelodeon Gives Second-Season Greenlight to Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Press release). Nickelodeon. July 27, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018 – via The Futon Critic.
  4. ^ "One Magical Knight". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 4. March 10, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  5. ^ "Do the Knight Thing". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 9. April 14, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  6. ^ "The Dork Knight Returns". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 5. March 17, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  7. ^ "Fight for Your Knight to Party". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 15. October 6, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  8. ^ "Parent Teacher Knight". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 8. April 7, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  9. ^ a b "Do the Knight Thing". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 9. April 14, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  10. ^ "Mid-Knight in the Garden of Good and Evil". Knight Squad. Season 2. Episode 3. February 23, 2019. Nickelodeon.
  11. ^ "Wish I May, Wish I Knight". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 10. May 25, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  12. ^ a b "Working on the Knight Moves". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 11. June 9, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  13. ^ "A Thief in the Knight". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 12. June 16, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  14. ^ a b "End of the Knight – Part 1". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 18. January 19, 2019. Nickelodeon.
  15. ^ a b "End of the Knight – Part 2". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 19. January 26, 2019. Nickelodeon.
  16. ^ "Fright Knight". Knight Squad. Season 1. Episode 16. October 20, 2018. Nickelodeon.
  17. ^ "A Knight to Remember". Knight Squad. Season 2. Episode 1. February 2, 2019. Nickelodeon.
  18. ^ "The Knight Stuff". Knight Squad. Season 2. Episode 5. March 9, 2019. Nickelodeon.
  19. ^ "Nickelodeon's The Thundermans Set to Reach Landmark 100th Episode and Greenlights New Live-Action Series, Knight Squad" (Press release). Nickelodeon. May 16, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017 – via The Futon Critic.
  20. ^ Nickelodeon Latam [@MundonickLA] (October 12, 2017). "¡Comenzaron las grabaciones de Knight Squad la serie Nick que tratará sobre una escuela mágica de caballeros!😲⚔ ➡️" [Filming of Knight Squad the Nick series about a magical school of knights has started! 😲⚔ ➡️] (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved November 11, 2017 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Knight Squad [@KnightSquadTV] (October 10, 2017). "So, here's some huge news ... filming for #KnightSquad began yesterday!!! Been waiting for this and I'm now sooo excited!!! ⚔️" (Tweet). Retrieved November 11, 2017 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Micaela Cuccia; Jessica Martin; Marisa Patrissi; James Sullivan (November 5, 2017). "Kidsday Meets Celebrities at 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards". Kidsday. Retrieved November 11, 2017. Next, we saw Owen Joyner from the series "100 Things to Do Before High School," and he is starring in a new series out early next year, Knight Squad.
  23. ^ Knight Squad ⚔️ | BRAND NEW Series Official Super Trailer | Nick. Nickelodeon. February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ Ron Hart [@Scatter] (December 4, 2017). "Woot! @TenzingTrainor #KnightSquad @Owen_Joyner19 @PerkinsDaniella @AmarrWooten @dibenedettolexi @IamLilimar @savannahlmay @kellyperine47 @sethbcarr @JohnDBeckTV @seanWcunningham @MarcDworkin @Nickelodeon" (Tweet). Retrieved December 4, 2017 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ Denise Petski (July 27, 2018). "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Among Five Series Renewed by Nickelodeon – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  26. ^ "Nickelodeon Gives Second-Season Greenlight to Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Press release). Nickelodeon. July 27, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018 – via The Futon Critic.
  27. ^ Mitch Metcalf (February 21, 2018). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.19.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  28. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 29, 2019). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.26.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  29. ^ Mitch Metcalf (February 5, 2019). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.2.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  30. ^ Mitch Metcalf (April 23, 2019). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.20.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 23, 2019.

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