Cast Announced for “The Acolyte” as Production Begins on the New Star Wars Series

Disney+ announced today that production has begun on its upcoming Star Wars series The Acolyte. The series is being helmed by Leslye Headland and is being made in the UK. This cast for this series from Lucasfilm also was announced. Previously, it was already announced that Amanda Stenberg (The Hate U Give) would be a part of the cast. Today it was announced that she will be joined by Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game), Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect Strangers), Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll), Dean-Charles Chapman (1917) and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix).

The Acolyte Official Description

“The Acolyte” is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated. 

From creator, showrunner and executive producer Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll”), “The Acolyte” has begun production in the U.K. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing. Headland will also direct the series pilot.

At this time, The Acolyte does not have a release date. However, when it is released it will be exclusively on Disney+. Currently there are a series of books that focus on the era of the High Republic that are available. The High Republic takes place 350 to 50 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga. This is hundreds of years after the Old Republic.

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