Debuting on Youtube almost a decade ago, the influential Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared Youtube series will debut a new TV show on September 2022 on Channel 4 in the UK.
If you’re unfamiliar with the original set of videos, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared stars three characters: two hand puppets named Duck and Yellow Guy, and a fully costumed character named Red Guy. It looks like a knockoff of similar shows like Sesame Street, but the peepy cheeriness soon becomes more dark and unsettling. That’s the basic premise of the series as our characters learn life lessons in the most twisted way possible. As of this writing, all six episodes of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared have a combined 216 million views on Youtube.
Many fans thought that Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 6 would serve as the finale but it was teased in 2018 that Duck, Yellow Guy, and Red Guy would go on brand new adventures soon. News and potential updates on the show were few and far between until September 2021, when series co-creator Rebecca Sloan posted on Instagram announcing that filming had wrapped up on a brand new show.
The teaser video, titled ‘Fly,’ begins in a rundown area showing broken and abandoned houseware before panning to a TV flickering between shots of Duck, Red Guy, and Yellow Guy. As the camera focuses on the TV the sound of buzzing flies is heard, perhaps hovering over something that is dead or decaying. It continues from there, announcing a release date at the end, but we don’t want to spoil the rest of the video for you.
Not much is known at this time, but according to The Gamer, the pilot episode premiered at Indie Sundance back in 2019 confirming that the show takes place in the town of Clayhill.