Last month, Disney announced some of the cast that will be starring in the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ Original series, “The Acolyte”, including Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”), Manny Jacinto (“Nine Perfect Strangers”), Dafne Keen (“His Dark Materials”), Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”), Rebecca Henderson (“Inventing Anna”), Charlie Barnett (“Russian Doll”), Dean-Charles Chapman (“1917”) and Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix”).
“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.
Deadline is reporting that Margarita Levieva has signed up for a guest role in the upcoming Disney+ series. The actress has previously starred in the Netflix series, “In From The Cold” and the HBO series, “The Deuce”, plus she will be next seen in the UK series, “Litvinenko“.
It’s not currently known what role she is playing will be, and it’s unlikely we will find out who she is playing until the episode arrives on Disney+, since Lucasfilm is usually quiet about these types of things.
From creator, showrunner and executive producer Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll”), “The Acolyte” has begun production in the U.K. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing. Headland will also direct the series pilot.
“The Acolyte” will stream exclusively on Disney+.