Jodie Turner-Smith Finalizing Deal To Join The Acolyte

As reported by the trades, Star Wars: The Acolyte adds two new cast members in Manny Jacinto and Charlie Barnett. Find out more.

As per a new report from Deadline, Jodie Turner-Smith is finalizing a deal to join The Acolyte. Turner-Smith will join Amandla Stenberg who is so far the only confirmed cast member and lead role in the series.

The Acolyte will film later this year in Berkshire, England along with some location shoots, one of which is rumored to be a wilderness in the far North of Scotland. Though not much is officially known about The Acolyte, we do know a few conformed details. The Acolyte will be set more than 100 years prior to the events of The Phantom Menace. Showrunner Leslye Headland has spoken about being intrigued in how the Republic went from what it was in peaceful times, to the growing Darkside we see in TPM.

Unofficially, there are a lot of leaks that were recently shut down. I didn’t keep up to date with any of it for SPOILER reasons, though we did cover some of the non-spoiler basics in a post Here.

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As for Jodie Turner-Smith, the actor has recently received awards recognition with her starring turn in Queen & Slim. Turner-Smith has a few larger scale vehicles coming up, but even then none of them compare to a big role in a Star Wars project. Do we know it’s a big role? Well, given only the lead role has been cast thus far, I think it seems highly likely that Turner-Smith’s role is also one of the series biggest parts. That tends to be how shows work casting wise the majority of the time.

A foe who Tuner-Smith could be playing, we have no way of knowing yet? Looking at the basic rumored leaks, (linked above) doesn’t help. There was a character described as a younger sister of Stenberg’s character. We can rule that out seen as Tuner-Smith is 13 years senior to Stenberg. Therefore, your guess is as good as mine. Any of the other characters could as easily be played by Danny Devito at this point in terms of descriptions.

What do you think of the news Jodie Turner-Smith is finalizing a deal to join The Acolyte? As always, leave any thoughts you have below in the usual spot.

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