Disney+ is learning that there’s no such thing as too much “Star Wars” content.
The streaming service has already invested a lot in the franchise with the successful series, “The Mandalorian,” and several Lucasfilm shows currently in development.
However, their latest addition is a game show for children set in a galaxy far, far away.
Titled “Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge,” the show will be hosted by Ahmed Best, who will play a Jedi Master and mentor. He’s best known to fans as Jar Jar Binks.
According to Disney executives, the game show “tests young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face thrilling and fun obstacles.”
“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.”
A Disney press release detailed why they chose Best for the gig adding that his “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’s co-host and companion will be a humanoid droid voiced by Mary Holland.
“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,” said Dan Silver, vice president, Originals – Unscripted Content, Disney+. “A game show set in the Star Wars galaxy is a perfect fit for Disney+.
“Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge” will be available on the service in 2020.