‘Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge’ game show coming to Disney+
A new children’s game show that sounds like “Legends of the Hidden Temple” crossed with Star Wars is coming to Disney+, called “Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.”
This new game show will test younglings’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face obstacles in an attempt to be named a Jedi Knight.
“Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge” will be hosted by Ahmed Best, known for his role as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels. Best will play a Jedi Master and mentor to the contestants, and will be joined by a humanoid droid companion, voiced by Mary Holland (“VEEP,” Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre).
“This is definitely a kids game show like no other,” said Mickey Capoferri, senior director of Online Content & Programming for Lucasfilm. “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 show will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.