Hasbro-owned content studio Entertainment One has struck a deal with LeVar Burton Entertainment to develop the classic Hasbro game, Trivial Pursuit, into a game-show format.
Burton, an actor, author and TV host, will host and executive produce the series, which is named after the game. Tara Long and Geno McDermott will also executive produce for eOne with LBE’s Sangita Patel.
“LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American pop culture for decades from Roots to Reading Rainbow to Star Trek and beyond,” said Long in a statement. “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.”
The Trivial Pursuit board game is currently available in more than 26 countries and 17 languages, with more than 100 million copies of the game sold in its history.
The upcoming series is the latest example of eOne developing film and TV formats based on Hasbro properties. Previous adaptations include Transformers, Clue, Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. Joe, Mouse Trap, Power Rangers and Risk.