Lucasfilm has largely kept their storytelling confined within The Skywalker Saga, and that has been the case on both the big and small screen. But they are set to venture as far away from that as ever before with The Acolyte, a new series from Leslye Headland that goes back hundreds of years to tell a completely different story of good and evil.
With production now officially underway, Lucasfilm has confirmed the full cast including some of the rumors that had been floating around out there. Amandla Stenberg leads the way, joined by Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Carrie-Anne Moss..
The latest additions would be Keen, who fans will recognize as X-23 in Logan and her starring role in HBO’s His Dark Materials. Moss needs no introduction, right?
This particular time period in Star Wars history is interesting. The Jedi were still a dominant force for good throughout the galaxy, but the dark side and the Sith were beginning to gain power and influence.
Here is the 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.
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