The new series “Star Wars: The Acolyte” was announced after the massive success of the “Star Wars” series ” The Mandalorian ” and is expected to start in 2023 on the Disney + streaming service. For the first time in the “Star Wars” franchise, it is a mystery thriller series about the dark side of the force.
In the “Star Wars” chronology, “The Acolyte” is a novelty in film and television because the series is set at the time of the High Republic, around 200 years before “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.” The showrunner is Leslye Headland, responsible for the Netflix series “Matryoshka.”
“Star Wars: The Acolyte”: Do We Have A Release Date?
An official release date for “Star Wars: The Acolyte” has not yet been set. Since numerous other “Star Wars” novelties such as ” Obi-Wan Kenobi ” are currently in production, you will not experience a “Star Wars” indifference until the release of “The Acolyte” you have to be at least until the year 2023 be patient.
“Star Wars: The Acolyte”: What Is The Plot?
Disney publishes various books, comics, and just “The Acolyte” for the new brand “Star Wars: The High Republic.” There are already video games and novels about the era of the High Republic, but many were annulled when Disney took over Lucasfilm in 2012.
The Galactic Republic is in its prime, and the Jedi Order is powerful. The Jedi are deployed as rangers to protect the republic’s borders and ensure peace. A younger Yoda also plays a role. “The Acolyte” is set simultaneously and revolves around a young Sith student.
In the dark, the Sith will regain strength and usher in the fall of the era of the High Republic. Producer Leslye Headland wants to take you into a dark and mysterious galaxy in which the dark side of the force is gaining the upper hand.
The “Star Wars” series has nothing to do with Nick Cutter’s book “The Acolyte.” The novel is not related to the “Star Wars” universe. So the name duplication is purely coincidental.
“Star Wars: The Acolyte”: Who’s In The Cast?
No characters or actors have been confirmed since little is known about “Star Wars: The Acolyte.” The main character is said to be female and in their mid-twenties. Since this is a Sith student, an athletic actress is to be found who can handle the numerous action scenes.
The figure should be named Aura. However, this is a working title that can still be changed. So Rey (Daisy Ridley) from ” Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker ” was called Kira until shortly before the shooting of “Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens”.
Since Jedi master Yoda is already over 900 years old in the Skywalker saga, the chances are good that he will also appear as head of the Jedi Council in “Star Wars: The Acolyte.” Whether Frank Oz will take up the role again is still in the stars.