One of the many projects currently in development for Disney+ is “Star Wars: The Acolyte”, which was originally announced at the Investor Day in 2020.
“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.”
The series is going to star Amandla Stenberg, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Lee Jung-jae.
According to Deadline, Manny Jacinto has joined the cast. No character details have been announced. Manny has previously starred in “The Good Place”, “Nine Perfect Strangers” and “Top Gun: Maverick”.
Leslye Headland is going to be the director, writer, exec producer and showrunner for the Disney+ series.