Children become Jedi in trailer for Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge
Inspired by Nickelodeon’s classic Legends of the Hidden Temple game show, Disney/Lucasfilm is preparing to launch Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, a Star Wars-infused game show which will test the strength, knowledge, and bravery of a group of young Padawan’s in a series of trials designed to discover who is capable of becoming a Jedi Knight. Ahmed Best, best known for playing Jar Jar Binks, hosts the show, but not as himself. Jedi Temple Challenge is designed to take place inside the STAR WARS universe, and Best will be playing Kelleran Beq, the Jedi Master who runs the temple.
The first trailer for Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge has now dropped, and it actually looks like a lot of fun, especially for the kids. “With so many children and families home and looking to Star Wars for hope and entertainment, we wanted to make Jedi Temple Challenge available to as many young fans as possible by airing the series on our Star Wars Kids network for everyone to enjoy,” said Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri, in a statement. While the series was expected to debut on the Disney+ streaming service, it’s nice that Lucasfilm has made the series available to all by launching it on YouTube instead. It’s also nice to see Ahmed Best back in the STAR WARS family, especially knowing how much shit he got over the decades as the man behind Jar Jar Binks. “I play the Jedi master that runs the temple and I see all of these young people who want to be Jedi Knights and you take them through trials,” Best has previously said. “The Padawan’s that rock all three trials get hooded and they get to be Jedi Knights. What was really cool is that a lot of the kids really went in, so as soon as you’re onset you’re in the world! Just to see their faces light up was worth it for me.“
The first two episode of Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will premiere on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel on June 3, 2020.