Taskmaster is on the move to Channel 4.
Channel 4 has secured a big coup stealing one of the top shows from UKTV and handing the series a six season deal. The deal will run over three years and will launch episodes in 2020.
Creator Alex Horne had the following to say about the news:
“We’ve had an amazing nine series on Dave and I’d like to thank UKTV for letting us do such ridiculous things for so long. Greg and I are looking forward to getting started on a new series for Channel 4 from next year. It seems like the right time to move to a channel with a broader audience and I can reassure people who like the show that it won’t be changing one bit and I’ll still be forced to do things no one should ever have to do.”
Ian Katz, Channel 4’s Director of Programmes gave the following comment:
“Taskmaster is anarchic, original and a brilliant springboard for new comic talent. It’s everything we look for in a Channel 4 show and like millions of others I’m a massive fan so I’m delighted it will soon be taking its place in our unrivaled slate of scripted and studio comedy.”