Disney+’s The Acolyte Casts Carrie-Anne Moss and More Alongside Amandla Stenberg
Disney+ has revealed some of the stars that will be joining Amandla Stenberg in The High Republic era of the original Star Wars series The Acolyte. Joining Stenberg will be Carrie-Anne Moss, Rebecca Henderson, Dafne Keen, and Dean-Charles Chapman. Not much has been known of the series other than the previously announced, that the series will be a mystery-thriller that follows the emergence of the dark side and the final days of the High Republic era.
Also in the series is the previously announced Jodie Smith-Turner as well as Squid Game‘s Lee Jung-Jae said to be cast in a lead role. Lastly, Manny Jacinto and Charlie Barnett round out the currently announced cast. The series was created by Leslye Headland who will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef will also executive produce the series while Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson serve as producers.
Disney also released the first synopsis for The Acolyte which you can check out below:
“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”
Previous interviews with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have pointed to the series being a female-led series which should give opposition to some of the most recent series with a male lead. This should be a welcome addition as many of the female characters in the Star Wars universe have always had great depth and strength that is worthy of exploring further. The series is said to be looking to engage with viewers on a different spectrum outside of the visually stunning VFX of other projects is also something that creates more intrigue for what we could be in store for in the highly-anticipated series.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available now that production has kicked off.