If you are a fan of all things Star Wars, then you’ll have to check this out.
A brand new Star Wars themed game show has just been announced for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge is a new and exciting game show coming to Disney+ and will be set in, of course, a galaxy far, far away. The game show will test the abilities of young contestants’ in “the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face thrilling and fun obstacles in an attempt to achieve the rank of Jedi Knight!”
The new game show will be hosted by Ahmed Best, who will not only be a mentor to the contestants but will take on the role of a Jedi Master. If you are a fan of Star Wars, you may recognize Ahmed Best from portraying Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels.
Ahmed Best is also known for his acting, dancing, martial arts skills as he has worked as a STOMP musician. On top of this variety of skills, Ahmed Best is a huge Star Wars fan himself, making him the perfect choice as a host and a mentor to the contestants.
He will be joined by a humanoid droid companion who will be voiced by Mary Holland, who is best known for Veep.
Mickey Capoferri, Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming, said: “This is definitely a kids game show like no other.”
“The various challenges will test a Padawan’s connection to the Force in three locations — a forest planet, onboard a Jedi star cruiser, and inside a Jedi temple — immersing them and the audience in a fun, humorous, and exciting competition,” Capoferri continued.
Dan Silver, vice president, Originals — Unscripted Content, Disney+, said “Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge brings together the best of Star Wars — competitive spirit, harrowing obstacles and a hero’s triumph over challenges — in a totally new format for the franchise.”
“A game show set in the Star Wars galaxy is a perfect fit for Disney+,” Silver also said.
From the Force to the Dark Side; From lightsabers to hyperspace, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away as they watch contestants compete in the Star Wars galaxy like never before!
Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.
Source: Star Wars