Star Wars Game Show Set for Disney+


Disney+ has lined up a new game show set in the Star Wars galaxy that will test young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge and bravery as they attempt to achieve the rank of Jedi Knight.

The show, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, is hosted by Ahmed Best, who will play a Jedi Master and mentor to the contestants. He is known to many fans as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels.

Best is joined by a humanoid droid companion, voiced by Mary Holland (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre).

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge is executive produced by Lucasfilm, Dean Houser, and David Chamberlin and Mike Antinoro from Endeavor Content. The show will launch on Disney+ in 2020.

“This is definitely a kids game show like no other,” said Lucasfilm’s senior director of online content and 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 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, VP of originals for unscripted content at Disney+. “A game show set in the Star Wars galaxy is a perfect fit for Disney+.”