It was announced way back on May 4 of 2020, but the newest Star Wars TV series has finally begun. The Acolyte, set more than 100 years or more before the events of the original Star Wars movie trilogy, has begun filming with what turns out is an almost shockingly attractive cast.
The Hate U Give’s Amandla Stenberg was already announced to star in the series, but she’ll be joined by Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae, The Good Place’s Manny Jacinto, His Dark Materials’ Dafne Keen, Russian Doll’s Charlie Barnett, Inventing Anna’s Rebecca Henderson, 1917‘s Dean-Charles Chapman, The Matrix’s Carrie Anne-Moss, and Queen & Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith. Seriously, if nothing else, this show will be very easy on the eyes:
We know very little else about the show, other than the cast, the time frame, and this synopsis: “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.”
The Acolyte should premiere at some point in 2023.
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