We have a new Star Wars hero as Kai Brightstar, who is voiced by Jamaal Avery Jr., learns to become a Jedi Knight during the High Republic era, in the Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures series which can be found on Disney+ and Disney Junior. We get to learn from Jamaal what he has in common with Kai, how he got the role on Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, any funny behind the scenes things that happened while filming, why everyone should be tuning into the show and much more.
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is a new and exciting animated series on Disney+ and the new entry into the Star Wars franchise, Young Jedi Adventures follows a group of younglings as they learn to become Jedi Knights during the High Republic era, centuries before the main Star Wars films. The series is produced by Lucasfilm Animation, with Michael Olson as showrunner and Elliot Bour as supervising director. Young Jedi Adventures is the first full-length animated Star Wars series targeted for young audiences. In the series, Jamaal brings to life ‘Kai Brightstar,’ a Jedi youngling who hopes to follow in the footsteps of Jedi Master Yoda and become a Jedi Knight. Jamaal was announced as one of the series lead roles at D23 in September of 2022. Jamaal has also been cast as ‘Young Harpo’ in the highly anticipated “The Color Purple” musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel which is slated for late winter 2023 and stars Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey Colman Domingo, H.E.R. and Ciara, to name a few.
Thanks to Jamaal Avery Jr. for taking the time to do this interview with us.