Paramount picks up BYUtv’s ‘Dwight In Shining Armor’ for global

Paramount has picked up international distribution rights to BYUtv’s original comedy series Dwight In Shining Armor

Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution has swooped for rights to the adventure comedy original from cable channel BYUtv, which is affiliated with Utah’s Brigham Young University.

The show is available for buyers at LA Screenings this week and next.

The series takes place in a suburban town where teenager Dwight falls into an ancient underground chamber and lands lip-to-lip with Gretta, a gothic princess who has been magically sleeping for a thousand years. The kiss awakens her along with scores of medieval villains who Dwight must defeat to save her.

The 10-episode first series premiered on BYUtv in March, and a 10-episode second series is to debut this fall.

Dan Cohen, president of Worldwide Home Entertainment and Television Distribution for Paramount Pictures, said: “Dwight In Shining Armor is a terrific example of the kind of broadly appealing, original content that platforms around the world are looking for. We are delighted to be working with BYUtv to bring this fun and fresh series to audiences around the globe.”