Next year, a new Star Wars-themed game show for young fans will debut on Disney+. Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will put young contestants right in the middle of the action as they attempt to earn the rank of Jedi Knights. The show will be hosted by Star Wars fan and actor, Ahmed Best.

Jedi Temple Challenge logo

Jedi Temple Challenge logo

What’s happening:

  • StarWars.com has revealed that a new, original, Star Wars-themed game show will be debuting exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.
  • Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge is an exciting game show set in a galaxy far, far away, which tests young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles.
  • Each participant will showcase their strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face thrilling and fun obstacles in an attempt to achieve the rank of Jedi Knight!
  • From lightsabers, to hyperspace, the Force, and the dark side, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge transports viewers and contestants into the Star Wars galaxy like never before.
  • 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).

What they’re saying:

  • Mickey Capoferri Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming: “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, on board a Jedi star cruiser, and inside a Jedi Temple — immersing them and the audience in a fun, humorous, and exciting competition.”
  • Dan Silver, vice president, Originals – Unscripted Content, Disney+: “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+.”

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge is executive produced by:

  • Lucasfilm
  • Endeavor Content’s:
    • Dean Houser
    • David Chamberlin
    • Mike Antinoro
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