Although it was initially said the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing event wouldn’t feature any movie or television projects, it was announced during this month’s Disney Investor Day that Lucasfilm will be visiting the new era – set around a hundred years prior to The Phantom Menace – in live-action with a Disney+ series entitled Star Wars: The Acolyte.
The new series hails from Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland, but it seems she is getting a helping hand from Lucasfilm’s Vice President of Film Development Rayne Roberts, who is said to be co-developing The Acolyte alongside Headland, with the latter serving as showrunner.
As noted by The Playlist, Roberts has been involved with the development of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker., as well as the animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Specific details on The Acolyte are being kept under wraps, but the series will be female-led and is described as “mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.”
As yet, there’s no word on when we can expect to see Star Wars: The Acolyte, but the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative launches in January, with a special live-stream event taking place on YouTube on January 4th.