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, and Jodie Turner-Smith.  According to Deadline, Lee Jung-jae is going to be starring in the series, which will be his first major American studio role following his breakout performance in Netflix’s “Squid Game”.

Leslye Headland is going to be the director, writer, exec producer and showrunner for the Disney+ series.

No details on what role Lee Jung-jae will be playing, though it could be one of the major announcements expected at this weekend’s D23 Expo event in Anaheim, California.


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