Lucasfilm is currently developing a brand new Star Wars series for Disney+ called “The Acolyte”, which was announced at last years Investor Day event.
“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, which is around 50 years before the events of “The Phantom Menace.”
In the Star Wars Universe, an acolyte can refer to individuals with force abilities who learn from a more experienced Sith Lord. The series is set before Sith Lord Darth Bane brought in the Rule of Two, where there are only ever two Sith in existence at a time — one master and one apprentice.
According to the Illuminerdi, Amandla Stenberg is in talks to join the project to play the lead role in the Disney+ series. It’s not currently known what part she will be playing.
Amandla Stenberg has previously starred in the 20th Century Studios films “The Hate U Give” and “The Darkest Minds” She has also appeared in “Dear Evan Hansen” and “The Eddy”.
“The Acolyte” will be directed by Leslye Headland, who will also be the head writer, executive producer and showrunner on the Disney+ series.
Production on “The Acolyte” is due to begin in 2022 and is expected to arrive on Disney+ in 2023.
Are you looking forward to “The Acolyte?”