BBC One officially renewed Horrible Histories for series 7 to premiere in 2017


The release date for Horrible Histories series 7 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Horrible Histories Series 7 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

Series` info and format

Horrible Histories is a CBBC comedy sketch series that`s been on the air since 2009. Created by Terry Deary (the show`s based on his best-sellers) and executive produced by Melissa Hardinge, Bill Hobbins, Richard Bradley, Alison Gregory and Kim Shillinglaw, the show hails from Lion TV and Citrus Television. Rattus Rattus the talking rat is the host of the show. The sixth series of the show ran between February 7, 2015 and August 24, 2015.

Starting with the Stone Age, the show thoroughly deals with gruesome events in all historical periods from Awful Egyptians through the Measly Middle Ages and Vile Victorian Age to Woeful World War II. Each of the episodes offers the audience a mix of sketches related to world history, as well as cartoons and quizzes. The ensemble cast includes Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Matthew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rockard and John Eccleston as the voice behind Rattus Rattus.

Current series and renewal prospects

The sixth series of Horrible Histories has been launched with a new cast and a new producers` team, with the format changed around to be centered around one certain historical persona per episode. The current seventh series consists of three specials, with the first one, titled “Sensational Shakespeare” that has aired on April 19, 2016, and the second one, “Staggering Storytellers” set to be broadcast on July 11, 2016. The program has won a multitude of awards and is consistently popular, so we wish it a long and happy life. Stay tuned for relevant news on the fate of Horrible Histories.

Latest news

UPDATED September 6, 2016: Excellent news to cheer you up on this autumn day! After a series of 3 specials has aired in 2016, fans of CBBC’s Horrible Histories can expect a full-scale seventh series to air in 2017, as Greg Jenner has announced. The upcoming series will contain fifteen new episodes that familiarize children with historical events and cultures in a delightfully fun yet educational manner. Stay tuned, and we’ll be sure to inform you of the release date for Horrible Histories series 7 as soon as it is announced.

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