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The Acolyte: Casting for Star Wars Series Announced

Disney+ today announced the cast for The Acolyte, an upcoming original Star Wars series from Lucasfilm. Production on the series has begun in the UK.

Joining the previously-announced Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) are Emmy Award-winner Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game), 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 Acolyte: Casting for Star Wars Series Announced

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

The Acolyte comes from creator, showrunner and executive producer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll).

The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing.

Headland will also direct the series pilot. The Acolyte will stream exclusively on Disney+. 

Also streaming on Disney+ are The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, as well as all past Star Wars properties. Andor is currently finishing up its first of two seasons that lead into the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more.

In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star.

The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment.

The service offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content.

With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios.

Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service, as part of the Disney Bundle in the U.S. that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, or as part of Combo+ in Latin America with Star+, the standalone general entertainment and sports streaming service in the region.


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