While information about The Acolyte has been scant in recent months, it appears that Star Wars and Disney+ are stoking interest in its upcoming release by releasing the first image of the series as well as fresh insights on its cast and plot.
The Acolyte has been shrouded in mystery ever since Disney first unveiled the concept, much to how the Sith operates. Even yet, given the new series will primarily investigate the emergence of the dark side of the Force, it has been one of the eagerly awaited projects under the Star Wars umbrella. Dafne Keen, who starred in the movies Logan and His Dark Materials, is rumored to have joined the cast of The Acolyte in an unspecified role, according to recent casting news. Additionally, given that filming is about to start, a 2024 release date for the show may be in the works. Now that fascinating new information has been made public, Disney+ has ended its silence over The Acolyte.
First look at Star Wars: The Acolyte
The Acolyte has received fresh information from Disney+ and Star Wars, which includes confirmation of its impressive cast and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at its making. In this new picture, showrunner of The Acolyte Leslye Headland, who will also direct the show’s pilot episode, is seen instructing Jung-Jae and Stenberg:
The upcoming Star Wars series will also star Amandla Stenberg, who was previously announced, Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Lee Jung-Jae (Squid Game), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Dafne Keen (Logan), Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna), Dean-Charles Chapman (1917), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll), and Carrie-Ann Moss, all of whom have won Emmy Awards (The Matrix).
The mystery thriller he Acolyte will “explore a galaxy of shady secrets and burgeoning dark-side powers in the closing days of the High Republic era,” according to the description. A former Padawan and her Jedi Master will rejoin to look into a string of crimes, but the forces they run into are more dangerous than they had ever imagined, according to the initial tale details. The start of The Acolyte’s production in the UK has also been confirmed by Lucasfilm. This is consistent with the Bespin Bulletin’s earlier story that filming had started at Shinfield Studios in Berkshire.
Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, Jason Micallef, and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kenedy will serve as the film’s executive producers, with Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson handling production.