The team behind the cult web series have teamed up with Super Deluxe to bring the show to TV and streaming services
The US production company Super Deluxe is working with Blink Industries, the producers of the original shorts, as well as American TV host Conan O’Brien’s production firm Conaco, to bring the new show to fans.
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared first appeared on YouTube in 2011, with six episodes produced and released since then. The surreal parodies of children’s television shows on topics such as love, technology and healthy eating have garnered a massive audience over the years, with the first episode currently sitting at over 50 million views.
This dedicated fanbase also allowed creators Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling to crowdfund the most recent four episodes back in 2014, with over £100,000 raised.
However, a new episode of the series has not been released since 2016.
Thank you to all of your donations! We're looking forward to creating the #DHMIS series!
— DontHugMeImScared (@OfficialDHMIS) June 20, 2014
A teaser for the TV show was released on their YouTube channel on the 13 September 2018 and has reached over 5 million views.
This isn’t the first foray into the world of web series for show partners Conaco, who recently worked with sketch comedy YouTuber Olan Rogers on the show ‘Final Space’ for the American network TBS, available on Netflix in the UK.
Details are currently scarce about the show, with the show’s Twitter account not seeing an update since 2014, but as the teaser was released on their channel, any further updates about the return of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared are likely to come from there.