Star Wars The Acolyte: Cast, plot & everything we know

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Here’s everything we know so far about The Acolyte, the new Star Wars TV series, from its casting to plot details, and more.

The Star Wars universe is bigger than ever, with multiple hit TV shows set within the extended universe currently airing, or in the works, with Disney+. One such Star Wars show that has just entered production is The Acolyte.

While not much has been revealed about the show at this point in time, there are some exciting details slowly popping up from those involved. Without further ado, let’s break down all the details that have currently been revealed about The Acolyte.

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Is there a Star Wars The Acolyte release date?

The Acolyte does not have an exact release date confirmed as of yet – however, it has been heavily speculated and rumored that the show will be arriving sometime in Summer 2023.

It was recently reported that – after major filming delays – The Acolyte has finally begun shooting. As first reported by Bespin Bulletin, The Acolyte began filming at the end of October 2022 at Shinfield Studios, located in Berkshire.

Filming is then expected to continue at the UK studio until May on 2023 so that it will then be ready to debut on Disney+ later in the near future.

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Keep checking back here for all the latest details on the show’s release date and when you can expect it to eventually debut on Disney+.

Star Wars The Acolyte plot details and predictions

Star Wars: The Acolyte is set to take place over a century before the events of The Phantom Menace.

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

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Given the timeframe and focus of the show, there’s been heavy speculation amongst the Star Wars community that The Acolyte will feature an appearance from Emperor Palpatine’s Master, Darth Plagueis.

In Star Wars lore, Darth Plagueis is a Sith Lord who has the ability to prevent death and even create life. Darth Plagueis meets his demise after he’s killed in his sleep by Palpatine, who then goes on to take on the mantle of Sith Master.

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Star Wars The Acolyte cast: Who’s in it?

Lucasfilm recently confirmed the main cast of The Acolyte, which can be found below:

  • Amandla Stenberg
  • Lee Jung-jae
  • Manny Jacinto
  • Dafne Keen
  • Jodie Turner-Smith
  • Rebecca Henderson
  • Charlie Barnett
  • Dean-Charles Chapman
  • Carrie-Anne Moss

According to Variety, the two main male leads will be played by Squid Games’ Lee Jung-jae and The Good Place’s Manny Jacinto.

As well as this, the main female identifying character will be played by Amandla Stenberg. Stenberg being one of Hollywood’s biggest up-and-coming talents.

Russian Doll’s Charlie Barnett will be reunited with creator Leslye Headland, who is developing the new Star Wars series.

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Is there a trailer for Star Wars The Acolyte?

There are no trailers for The Acolyte yet. Given that the show is still in the early stages of production, it is unlikely a trailer or any footage will be shown of the show for quite some time. 

However, given the show is finally filming, Disney could release a teaser of sorts at some point in the near future.

That’s everything we know about Star Wars: The Acolyte. In the meantime, check out our other upcoming TV hubs below:

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