LeVar Burton fans finally got what they wished for! The veteran actor will be the host of the game show Trivial Pursuit.
In September, Burton was frequently in the headlines after the Jeopardy! casting issue, in which he shared that he and his team were trying to which game show would best for him to be the host for.
Reports say that the show will be produced by eOne, Hasbro, and Burton himself.
Tara Long, the President of Global Unscripted Television at eOne spoke on Burton’s new role. “LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American pop culture for decades from Roots to Reading Rainbow to Star Trek and beyond.”
She added, “His love for intellectual curiosity paired with his ability to connect with audiences worldwide make him the perfect partner to bring Hasbro’s beloved trivia game to households in a new and exciting way.”
LeVar Burton also released a statement about his new role. “Trivial Pursuit is one of the best-known brands in the gaming universe. I am thrilled to have partnered with Hasbro and eOne to bring this beloved game to market as a premium show for television.”
Congratulations to Mr. Burton.