Hasbro’s content studio Entertainment One (eOne) is collaborating with LeVar Burton Entertainment (LBE) to develop the classic game Trivial Pursuit into a new game show.
LBE’s namesake, actor LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), will host and serve as executive producer on the series, which is currently in development at eOne. Tara Long and Geno McDermott from eOne and LBE’s Sangita Patel are also attached as producers.
This Trivial Pursuit project is the latest addition to eOne’s slate of film and TV adaptations based on Hasbro properties, which already includes My Little Pony: A New Generation and Transformers: BotBots. Olivier Dumont, eOne’s president of family brands, previously hinted at a Trivial Pursuit spinoff, saying the company was actively looking at non-scripted series based on a number of its toy properties that haven’t traditionally inspired series or movies.
More than 100 million copies of the trivia board game have been sold internationally, and it was also inducted into the Games Hall of Fame by Games magazine in 1993.