Star Wars’ The Acolyte confirms cast as production begins | TV series

Who is ready for a whole new era of Star Wars? Of Andoro well on its way on Disney+ (really, it’s very terribly good and The Mandalorian in just a few months, the Lucasfilm team is on to something new – a long-confirmed show that is now finally in production. the acolytedirected by russian doll creator Leslye Headland, has officially started shooting in the UK – the first screen Star Wars project to represent the era of the High Republic of the galaxy far, far away. Currently being explored in an extensive series of novels and comics, The High Republic is an era of relative peace and prosperity in the galaxy several hundred years before The Skywalker Saga – but with the evil looming in the shadows leading to the eventual fall of the Jedi Order as we know it.

Most importantly, the cast of the acolyte has now been confirmed – and it’s a stacked roster of talent. In addition to the previously announced starring role of Amandla Stenberg, it has been confirmed that the series will also: squid game‘s Lee Jung-jae, the right place‘s Manny Jacinto, Are dark materials“Dafne Keen, Queen & Slim‘s Jodie Turner-Smith, russian doll stars Rebecca Henderson and Charlie Barnett, 1917‘s Dean-Charles Chapman, and the legendary Carrie-Anne Moss. Yes, Trinity has entered the chat.

For now, most things about the show remain a mystery: when it will arrive, who’s playing, and what exactly the story is. All we do know is that the acolyte is “a mystery thriller that takes viewers to a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark forces 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 face are more sinister than they ever imagined.” With that cast, those creatives and the daring narrative swings of Andoro shows how cheeky a Star Wars series can be? We are already acolytes.

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