Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith is in talks to star in The Acolyte, an upcoming series planned for Disney+, reportedby Deadline. This news comes as fans anticipated the potential announcements for several upcoming Star Wars projects at this year’s D23. According to reports, the show’s filming will start in London later this fall.
The Acolyte is reportedly set to take place during the end of the High Republic era, long before the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and will focus on the secrecy of the dark side, the Sith, and its emerging powers. However, the announcement provided little information about the series and the character Turner-Smith will be playing. More details regarding the show, including more casting and the plot, will probably be made public.
Amandla Stenberg, who starred in The Hate U Give, was also expected to be in the series in addition to Turner-Smith, according to earlier rumours. Disney first revealed the show alongside other new projects during their Investor Day conference in December 2020, which sparked a lot of rumours regarding the show’s intriguing idea and enigmatic nature. The Acolyte might be a thrilling series for fans to watch out for when it premieres on Disney+ in the future because the drama focuses on the dark side of the force during an early era.
Turner-Smith will also be seen in White Noise, a forthcoming comedy movie that will be available on Netflix in December, in addition to The Acolyte. She will also play the lead in the political thriller The Independent, starring John Cena (Peacemaker) and Brian Cox (Succession). In addition to The Independent, she also stars in the upcoming Netflix comedy sequel Murder Mystery 2 with Adam Sandler.
Fans may keep an eye out for a number of future shows, such as Andor, which acts as a Rogue One spinoff and will make its Disney+ premiere later this month, as they continue to anticipate and speculatively anticipate the ultimate release of The Acolyte. Following Andor, fans should keep an eye out for other Star Wars projects in progress, such as The Mandalorian Season 3, which debuts in February of next year, and Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson, which will be released at some point in 2023.