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Star Wars: Young Jedi – Is Lucasfilm Overdoing it With Kids’ Shows?

The Star Wars franchise is planning to release another spin-off show. Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is targeting pre-kindergarten kids. It will be released on Disney+ and Disney Junior in the spring of 2023. LucasFilm has planned a number of series as spin-offs of the Star Wars franchise. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s first two episodes were released on May 27. It is being highly praised by the fans. Also, they have announced many other series and movies that would come up in the future. The Star Wars series have really been working better for the makers compared to the prequel trilogy, but could they be overdoing it with kids’ shows?

Is LucasFilm overdoing it with releasing kids’ shows of Star Wars?

Star Wars Young Jedi Adventures is a show for pre-kindergarten kids
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is a show for pre-kindergarten kids

As already said that the Star Wars spin-off series are doing better than the prequel trilogy. But maybe the studio attempting to make the franchise for kids could backfire. Though the franchise has always been for the kids, it had some gritty tone that attracted adult fans as well. Some even believe that the previous animated series were made with sophistication.

Is LucasFilm overdoing it with kids series - Star Wars Young Jedi Adventures
Is LucasFilm overdoing it with kids series – Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures

Now, the Young Jedi Adventure is being made for kindergarten kids, which might not pique the interest of the original audience of the franchise. The original fans are now all grown up and the Disney+ series being made are mostly in a grittier tone to interest them. But a kindergarten-targeting series will not be relatable for them. Also, there is no sure way to say that the series will be able to attract the attention of the kids as well.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures – everything we know

The upcoming series of Star Wars focuses on pre-kindergarten kids. It is set in the High Republic era. The show would be focusing on a group of young Jedi going on adventures under the guidance of Yoda. The show aims to introduce a much younger generation to the franchise. As the series also includes the signature elements of the Star Wars franchise like Lightsabers and battles.

Updates on the upcoming Star Wars series - Star Wars Young Jedi Adventures
Updates on the upcoming Star Wars series – Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures

According to the makers, the show would also teach the young kids values like empathy, teamwork, patience, self-discipline, friendship, optimism, and compassion. Also, it would make them understand the importance of learning from their mistakes. The franchise wants to attract kids but would they really be? The only way to know is to wait for the series to come out.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is coming out in the Spring of 2023, soon after the release of the Mandalorian season 3.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.