Last week, the game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge was announced to be releasing on June 3rd in a brand new trailer . Each episode will see a new team of kids taking on different obstacles in order to complete their Jedi training. The show joins a range of other Star Wars content specifically aimed at children on StarWarsKids.com , including Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures and Star Wars Roll Out .
The show is hosted by Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best, who is rejoining the galaxy as Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. The actor has been vocal about his character in particular, explaining the backstory of Beq and the thought process behind his lightsaber design on social media.
Best has now taken to Instagram once again to provide an update on the status of the series...
In a new Instagram post , Ahmed Best announced that Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will be delayed by a week to Wednesday June 10, 2020. The actor acknowledged that this was in "[consideration of] all that is happening in the world right now" , referring to ongoing protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
This news was also corroborated in an update for the show on the official Star Wars website .
WHAT THIS MEANS
Given the current political climate, it is appropriate that the release of this new show has been postponed in order to allow time to reflect upon racial issues present in society and the fight for racial equality.
As explained by Best, the actor has been very passionate and involved with the show, having worked closely in developing lore for his character of Kelleran Beq. Best's post also seems to be the first acknowledgement that Best is also a producer for the show. With this series being spearheaded by a black creative both on camera and behind-the-scenes, it is understandable that the actor would not want to detract from the important messages that the Black Lives Matters movement is pushing for.
Ultimately, people will be able to enjoy the show soon enough, when Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge premieres next week.