Imagine 90’s Nickelodeon classic kids’ game show “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” but “Star Wars.” This is exactly what is coming to Disney+ with “Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.”
Ahmed Best, most known by fans of a galaxy far, far away as the voice of a certain Gungun Senator named JarJar Binks, will host the show.
Mickey Capoferri, Senior Director of Online Content & Programming at Lucasfilm, says:
“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.”
Disney’s official press release reads:
“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).
“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” is executive produced by Lucasfilm, Dean Houser, David Chamberlin and Mike Antinoro from Endeavor Content.
Expect to see this game show appearing on Disney’s streaming service Disney+ sometime in 2020.