Young Star Wars fans will be able to test their Jedi skills against each other in the brand new Disney Plus series Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.

The new series was announced Tuesday on StarWars.com, revealing that it will, ‘test young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face thrilling and fun obstacles in an attempt to achieve the rank of Jedi Knight!’

The show will be hosted by Ahmed Best, who played the divisive Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, who will  serve as a ‘Jedi Master and mentor to the contestants.

New show: Young Star Wars fans will be able to test their Jedi skills against each other in the brand new Disney Plus series Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge

New show: Young Star Wars fans will be able to test their Jedi skills against each other in the brand new Disney Plus series Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge

Host: The show will be hosted by Ahmed Best, who played the divisive Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, who will serve as a 'Jedi Master and mentor to the contestants

Host: The show will be hosted by Ahmed Best, who played the divisive Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, who will serve as a ‘Jedi Master and mentor to the contestants

Best, a former Stomp musician who is also a martial artist and dancer, will use his skills to help guide the contestants.

He will be joined by a new ‘humanoid droid companion,’ who will be voiced by Mary Holland (Veep).  

‘This is definitely a kids game show like no other,’ says Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri.

Kids show: 'This is definitely a kids game show like no other,' says Lucasfilm¿s senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri

Kids show: ‘This is definitely a kids game show like no other,’ says Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & 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,’ Capoferri added.

Dan Silver, vice president, Originals — Unscripted Content for Disney Plus, added the show, ‘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.’

He added that, ‘A game show set in the Star Wars galaxy is a perfect fit for Disney+.’

New format: Dan Silver, vice president, Originals ¿ Unscripted Content for Disney Plus, added the show, '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'

New format: Dan Silver, vice president, Originals — Unscripted Content for Disney Plus, added the show, ‘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’

Streaming: He added that, 'A game show set in the Star Wars galaxy is a perfect fit for Disney+'

Streaming: He added that, ‘A game show set in the Star Wars galaxy is a perfect fit for Disney+’

The series will stream exclusively on Disney Plus in 2020, though no specific premiere date has been revealed. 

Lucasfilm’s Scott Bromley and Steve Blank with Mickey Capoferri and Christine Beebe serving as executive producers.  

Lucasfilm and Endeavor Content’s non-scripted group are producing with Dean Houser, David Chamberlin and Mike Antinoro serving as executive producers.

Best portrayed Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

He also voiced Jar Jar Binks in a trilogy of Robot Chicken Star Wars specials, and in Lego Star Wars: The Legacy Strikes Out.

No production details were released for the new series. 

Star Wars star: Best portrayed Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars star: Best portrayed Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith



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