Lucasfilm revealed Star Wars: The Acolyte casting details plus an official synopsis earlier today. With all the recent rumors and trade reports being proved accurate when it comes to casting details. However the official synopsis doesn’t quite fit with the supposed leaks for the show. However that remains to be seen for now. Check it out.
Today, Disney+ announced the cast for “The Acolyte,” an upcoming original Star Wars series from Lucasfilm. Joining the previously announced Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”) are Emmy Award-winner 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 big surprise here is Carrie-Anne Moss who was not even rumored for The Acolyte until now. Very interesting. Here’s that synopsis.
“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.
And, some official notice of the beginning of production which was rumored last week.
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.
We need to wait and see who everybody is, and how they fit into this story. The Acolyte is an intriguing and also important project for Star Wars. This will be the farthest outside of the Skywalker timeline we’ve ever been. Even Palpatine wasn’t born yet at this point in time. The only legacy character who could make an appearance would of course be Master Yoda, however for now there is no hint that will happen.
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