Star Wars: The Acolyte

  • Franchise: Star Wars
  • Streaming On: Disney+
  • Seasons: 1 Planned

Amanda Stenberg


While the future of Star Wars movies is somewhat (or very much) in doubt right now, that isn’t the case with the television side of this franchise. We’ve been treated to all manner of stories in this universe, oftentimes filling in between different movies along the way. But that isn’t always the case and Star Wars: The Acolyte looks like it will bring a decidedly different tone and timeline to the galaxy.

The Show Is In The High Republic Era

Star Wars: The Acolyte will take place in the High Republic Era which is generally about 100-200 years before the events of the original franchise movies. That offers a decidedly different perspective to this world than we’ve seen in the movies.

This series is said to follow a padawan as she works with her Jedi master to solve a mystery at the heart of the Republic. And based on the title, it looks like this show will not only deal with the Jedi, but also with the Sith as well. In the Star Wars universe, an acolyte is a Sith apprentice. So there will be a darker element to the overall plot almost for sure.

Amanda Stenberg Is Leading The Acolyte

Amanda Stenberg will play the lead role of the padawan in Star Wars: The Acolyte, though little is known, currently, about her character. In the cast, she will be joined by Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, and Logan’s Dafne Keen among others. Though we know about the core casting, the different characters each will be playing isn’t clear at this time.

Leslye Headland Is On As Showrunner

Star Wars: The Acolyte has Leslye Headland as the head writer and showrunner which also should give a sense of where this series is going. She’s worked on series like Russian Doll, and also directed and wrote Sleeping with Other people. Headland has a dark comedy background but sure feels like this series might be lighter on the laughs than some of her other works.
The Acolyte started filming in 2022 and is still shooting into 2023. It’s not entirely clear when it will hit Disney+ but one would think that sometime in early 2024 would make sense considering the production timeline.

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