Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge was announced today as a new game show set in a galaxy far, far away, that will debut on Disney+. The game show will test young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face fun obstacles in an attempt to achieve the rank of Jedi Knight.
The show is hosted by Ahmed Best, who will play a Jedi Master and mentor to the contestants. Known to many fans as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels, Best’s unique set of skills as an actor, dancer, martial arts expert, STOMP musician, and Star Wars fan make him the perfect choice as the show’s host and mentor. Best is joined by a hilarious humanoid droid companion, voiced by Mary Holland (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre).
“This is definitely a kids game show like no other,” says Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri. “The various challenges will test a Padawan’s connection to the Force in three locations — a forest planet, on board a Jedi star cruiser, and inside a Jedi temple — immersing them and the audience in a fun, humorous, and exciting competition.”
Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge is developed by Lucasfilm’s Scott Bromley and Steve Blank with Mickey Capoferri and Christine Beebe serving as executive producers. The series is produced by Lucasfilm and Endeavor Content’s non-scripted group with executive producers Dean Houser, David Chamberlin, and Mike Antinoro.
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Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge launches on the Disney+ streaming service in 2020. An exact release date has not yet been announced.
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- : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.disneyplus
- : https://apps.apple.com/us/app/disney/id1446075923