Release Date, Cast, Renewed or Canceled
‘Taskmaster’ is a British comedy game show that airs on the UKTV-owned Dave channel. Created by Alex Horne during the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which happens to be the world’s largest arts festival, the show made its way to television in 2015, with Andy Devonshire and Pete Orton as its directors.
Season 1, consisting of six episodes, premiered on July 28, 2015, and was followed by a five-episode Season 2 on June 21, 2016. Just months after the premiere of Season 2, Season 3, also consisting of five episodes, premiered on October 4, 2016. The next year was a busy one for the creators of the show, and it saw Seasons 4 and 5 premiere, along with a two-episode special called “Champion of Champions”. ‘Taskmaster’ returned again on May 2, 2018, with a 10-episode Season 6, and it was followed by a 10-episode Season 7, which premiered on September 5, 2018.
Although ‘Taskmaster’ is a British show, it is also broadcast in other countries like Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Australia and New Zealand. There also exist international versions of the show for Belgium (‘Het Grootste Licht’), Sweden (‘Bäst i test’), Spain (‘Dicho y hecho’), and Denmark (‘Stormester’). In 2018, a US version of the show featuring comedian Reggie Watts and show creator Alex Horne was started.
For those wondering whether ‘Taskmaster’ will be coming back, here’s everything you need to know about the contestants, format, and release date of the upcoming season.
Taskmaster Cast: Who’s in it?
Owing to the show being a game show, the cast for a season typically comprises the presenters and the contestants. Since ‘Taskmaster’ began airing on television, the presenters have remained the same, with Greg Davies taking up the role of the Taskmaster and show creator Alex Horne taking up the role of Davies’ assistant.
Contestants, of course, vary with each season, and typically, comedians are chosen to compete in the show. For instance in season 8, contestants Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha and Sian Gibson fought for the top prize.