UKTV’s Dave channel has picked up gaming panel show Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit for a further two seasons, TVWise has learned. A total of twenty episodes have been ordered, which are expected to be evenly split across the show’s second and third seasons.
“What bittersweet news. The more time I spend making this fun exciting show about video games, the less time I have to play fun, exciting video games, and I’m already pretty bad at video games”, Dara O Briain said in a statement In fact, the more I make this show the less qualified I am to be a guest on it. Now there’s an irony.”
Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit sees O Briain preside over five rounds of computer gaming inspired mayhem as two celebrity guests reveal their truly competitive natures and whether they’re secretly brilliant players, fast learners, or incredibly sore losers. Every episode ends with a super-sized, physical challenge that tests the competitors in all-new, ingenious ways.
“It’s really exciting to be able to make more Go 8 Bit on Dave”, added Dave General Manager Steve North. “We had a fantastic response to the first series, and with Taskmaster returning next year as well, we’ve got arguably two of the most exciting, individual panel shows on television.”
Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit began its life as as an Edinburgh show created by Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon, before being developed for television earlier this year. It is produced by DLT Entertainment, with UKTV’s Iain Coyle, Donald Taffner Jr. and Michaela Hennessy-Vass serving as the executive producers. Go 8 Bit was recommissioned by UKTV’s Director Of Commissioning Richard Watsham and Dave General Manager Steve North.