In line with a Tuesday announcement from The Hollywood Reporter, LeVar Burton has signed on to host an upcoming recreation present titled “Trivial Pursuit.” The collection, which isn’t but tied to a community, can be produced by Hasbro and Leisure One. Based mostly on the board recreation of the identical title, the brand new collection will characteristic contestants who interact in a battle of wits targeted on trivia.
“‘Trivial Pursuit’ is among the best-known manufacturers within the gaming universe,” Burton stated. “I’m thrilled to have partnered with Hasbro and eOne to convey this beloved recreation to market as a premium present for tv.”
Along with internet hosting, Burton can even govt produce the collection alongside LeVar Burton Leisure CEO Sangita Patel, Leisure One president of worldwide unscripted tv Tara Lengthy, and Leisure One president of U.S. various programming-unscripted tv Geno McDermott.
“LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American popular culture for many years from ‘Roots’ to ‘Studying Rainbow’ to ‘Star Trek’ and past,” Lengthy stated. “His love for mental curiosity paired together with his potential to attach with audiences worldwide make him the right associate to convey Hasbro’s beloved trivia recreation to households in a brand new and thrilling manner.”
Hasbro bought the favored board recreation in 2008 for a complete of $80 million (through Hasbro) and shortly tried to regain its cash by adapting the sport to tv. Sadly, that iteration of the collection, which was hosted by “The Brady Bunch” actor Christopher Knight, solely lasted a single season (through IMDb). A earlier try in 1993, hosted by Wink Martindale and Randy West, was additionally canceled after one season (through IMDb).