It is official, production for The Acolyte has started today. A series that will focus on the darker side of Star Wars as it explores the dark side of the Force. Disney has officially announced that The Acolyte has started production, paired with photos of the two stars on set. Along with this news is a description of the show and what we can expect.
Star Wars The Acolyte stars Amandla Stenberg and Lee Jung-Jae. Along with the production news, Disney has officially announced their castmembers: 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 Description of The Acolyte
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.StarWars.com
The Acolyte sounds like an exciting plot, full of mystery, murder, and so much more. The Acolyte setting will be new, bringing the High Republic to live-action. The High Republic comics and novels have been popular with the fanbase as it explores an entirely different era with new characters, stories, and issues.
The dark side of the Force has remained largely unexplored; the latest Tales of the Jedi gave a good insight into the fall of Dooku, a once highly respected Jedi. The description teases that it is the final days of the High Republic, and this turning point in Galactic history will have a lot to offer.
It will be challenging for the Jedi to identify the issue at hand. As seen through the Prequels, the dark side remains elusive. It sounds like the two Jedi will act as detectives and investigate the growing dangers surrounding them.
Will The Acolyte Succeed?
Andor’s success has shown that this take on Star Wars can be very popular among fans. It has been a refreshing take on the Star Wars franchise, so hopefully, The Acolyte can keep that spirit alive. The detectives with lightsabers, hunting bad guys with lightsabers sounds like an intriguing plot.
For now, the information at hand is too early to judge. As time goes on and set photos are released, trailers drop, and more information is revealed we’ll be able to make a better judgment.
Expect The Acolyte sometime in 2024. For other shows, The Bad Batch releases on January 4, 2023; The Mandalorian is rumored to release on February 22, 2023; Ahsoka is expected sometime in 2023; Tony Gilroy has announced the three directors for season two of Andor, as well as the production date.
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