Get ready to venture to the High Republic era for the very first time on screen, as Lucasfilm has officially announced that production is underway on the Disney+ original series Star Wars: The Acolyte.
Created by showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), The Acolyte takes place around a century prior to the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and is described as “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.”
Amandla Stenberg (Bodies Bodies Bodies) leads the cast of The Acolyte, and will star alongside Lee Jung-Jae (Squid Game), Manny Jacinto (Top Gun: Maverick), Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll), Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix).
The logline for Star Wars: The Acolyte reads: ” 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.”
Star Wars: The Acolyte is set to air on Disney+ in 2023.