The big Disney+ release of this summer is “Star Wars: The Acolyte”, which is about an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past. As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems….

Following the release of the fifth episode of the new Star Wars series, “The Acolyte”, which revealed details on the major villain of the series and with just a few more episodes to be released, many fans of the show are wondering if the story is going to get wrapped up or if there will be further seasons of the show.

During a recent interview with the show’s creator, Leslye Headland spoke with EW about how she’s set up the first season to come close rather than expecting more seasons in the future.  Prior to the show being released, Leslye had said she was hoping to make at least three seasons of the show.

“Something that I’ve noticed is first seasons will end on what should have been the break into act two.  It feels like everyone’s really expecting [their shows] to get a second season, and I don’t feel that’s a good idea. I threw everything into season 1, because who knows what’s going to happen?”

Leslye continued to explain how she’s got “four or five major mysteries” she’d like to cover in a second season if the show gets renewed by Disney+. The first episode of “The Acolyte” was the most watched premiere of the year so far on Disney+, with 4.8 million views for the premiere episode on the first day, with a total of 11.1 million views globally based on five days of streaming.

Roger’s Take:  While the initial viewership numbers are the best of the year compared to previous Star Wars shows, it is much lower.  This show has also suffered from an incredible amount of negative feedback and backlash, which has kept the show on people’s minds.  Disney is also trying to desperately cut costs and reduce how much original content it creates for Disney+, especially with its major brands, as by churning out too many projects too closely together, they’ve let the quality slip, and they’ve burned out audiences.  No doubt, Disney is going to take all of this into consideration for a potential second season.

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Roger Palmer

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