Abbott Elementary‘s Jamaal Avery, Jr. and Emma Berman (Luca) have been tapped to lead the cast of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, the full-length animated Star Wars series for preschoolers. It’s slated for premiere in 2023 on Disney Junior and Disney+. The castings were announced Saturday by Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television, at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA.
Set during The High Republic era, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures follows a group of Younglings as they embark on missions and ultimately learn the valuable skills needed to become Jedi: compassion, self-discipline, teamwork, patience, and friendship. Avery plays Kai Brightstar, a Jedi Youngling who hopes to follow in the footsteps of the great Master Yoda and become a Jedi Knight. He teams with pilot Nash Durango (Berman), on adventures across the galaxy.
The series is produced by Lucasfilm for Disney Junior and Disney+, and executive-produced by Lucasfilm’s James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes.
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