There are many series currently in development for Disney+, and one of those is “Star Wars: The Acolyte”, which was originally announced at the Investor Day in 2020. Leslye Headland, who previously created Netflix’s “Russian Doll”, is going to be the director, writer, exec producer and showrunner for the Disney+ series.

“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, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Manny Jacinto and Lee Jung-jae.

There hasn’t been much official news about this series revealed, either at the Star Wars Celebration or D23 Expo events this summer, but according to The Bespin Bulletin, “The Acolyte” is about to begin filming this October and filming is set to continue through to May 2023.   So a 2023 release looks very unlikely due to all of the post-production special effects that will need to be added.    This could be a good indication that the series will be released in 2024.

Much like “Andor”, an physical outdoor set is currently being constructed in England, with “The Acolyte’s” set being built at the Shinfield Studios, in Berkshire.

Filming on “The Acolyte” has already been delayed, which will obviously have an impact on when the series will arrive on Disney+.  With filming set to begin soon, hopefully, we get some more information on this series at next year’s Star Wars Celebration, which is taking place in London, England.

Disney has many Star Wars projects for Disney+ currently in production, including the third season of “The Mandalorian”, plus “Ahsoka”, “Skeleton Crew”, and the second season of “Andor”.

Are you looking forward to “The Acolyte”?

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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