The Star Wars galaxy’s next live-action series is right around the corner with The Acolyte receiving an official release window in 2024.
- Star Wars series “The Acolyte” will premiere in 2024, set 100 years before “The Phantom Menace,” making it a highly anticipated show in the popular franchise.
- Directed by Leslye Headland, the series follows a former Jedi Padawan and her master as they discover a growing darkness before the events of the Skywalker saga.
- The cast includes Amandla Stenberg, Joonas Suotamo as a new Wookiee Jedi, and more such as Jodie Turner-Smith and Carrie Anne-Moss.
Star Wars’ series hiatus is coming to an end with The Acolyte receiving an official release window in 2024. Set 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, the series will be the first live-action show set during the age known as the High Republic Era. To that end, it’s long been one of the most anticipated shows set in the galaxy far, far away.
Thanks to an exclusive from Collider, it’s been reported that The Acolyte is set for a Summer release window in 2024. Coming from director Leslye Headland, The Acolyte will follow a former Jedi Padawan and her old master as they uncover a growing darkness rising in the shadows, decades before the events of the Skywalker saga. Led by Amandla Stenberg, the cast also includes Squid Games’s Lee Jung-jae, Star Wars staple Joonas Suotamo as a new Wookiee Jedi, Jodie Turner-Smith, Manny Jacinto, Charlie Barnett, Dean Charles Chapman, Carrie Anne-Moss, and Rebecca Henderson.
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The Acolyte Will Reveal The True Story of The Sith
This new period set during the final days of the High Republic should prove to be incredibly exciting. A new era that was once an age of peace and prosperity for both the Republic and Jedi Order, The Dark Lords of the Sith have been notably absent from Star Wars’ High Republic novels and comics that have been released since 2021. Believed to have all been wiped out, it’s been reported that The Acolyte will show that the Sith have survived, persisting and plotting in the darkest corners of the galaxy ahead of Darth Sidious’ rise to power as seen in the prequels.
While there will be a strong number of Jedi characters in The Acolyte, it’s been confirmed that the series will offer a unique perspective from the Sith Lords themselves, a rare first for the Star Wars franchise. As such, the new Star Wars show should prove to be darkly entertaining while breaking new ground when The Acolyte begins streaming this summer on Disney+.