The cult U.K.-produced webseries Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, a surrealist and often disturbing takeoff on children’s series, is being developed as a television show by Blink Industries, the company that produced the original shorts, and Conan O’Brien’s production company Conaco. Turner’s Super Deluxe will produce the series.
The mixed-media series is being developed by Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared’s creators, Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling, and Baker Terry, who helped write the shorts.
Though only a half-dozen short films have been produced, the project has built up a considerable online following. Produced between 2011 and 2016, the six original shorts have amassed nearly 160 million views on Youtube. A new teaser announcing the series, posted below, has earned nearly 4.5 million views since being posted on September 13: