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Ahmed Best reveals Jedi Temple Challenge has been cancelled after one season

August 9th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While that damned virus was really getting a hold on the planet last year, a brave Jedi Knight stepped out of the shadows and brought fun and hope to the kids of the universe.

Ahmed Best, he of Jar Jar Binks fame starred in Star Wars gameshow Jedi Temple Challenge on the Star Wars YouTube channel. Best was Jedi Master Kelleran Beq and he trained youngsters to become Jedi Knights – a sort of young person’s Crystal Maze, if you will.

The series was planned for Disney+ originally but ended up on YouTube, presumably so everyone could check it out. At the time Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming Mickey Capoferri said of the decision to steam online rather than on Disney+: “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.”

However, Best has taken to social media to tell fans that, sadly, the show has come to an end, saying: “Shout out to all the #jeditemplechallenge folks out there. I miss everyone. We made a great show. Thank you everyone that watched and all the #padawans.”

While Best hasn’t had the best of luck with Star Wars over the years, we really hope we see his character of Kelleran Beq appear elsewhere in the Star Wars universe because, while this was a game show of sorts, Beq was a fully realised Jedi Knight and it’s not beyond reason that he is out there in the Star Wars universe having his own adventures and teaching Padawans.

I just hope we get to see it at some stage as Best still deserves a better crack at the whip in the galaxy far, far away.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….