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Star Wars' The Acolyte trailer has arrived - here's its release date, cast list, and plot details

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Star Wars: The Acolyte
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We've just received our most recent look into the future of Star Wars with the trailer of upcoming Disney+ series The Acolyte, a prequel to the prequel trilogy. We're going to cover everything you need to know about the series, but first, let's take a look.

Star Wars: The Acolyte trailer

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Pretty exciting! Now let's start asking some questions.

What is The Acolyte release date?

Star Wars: The Acolyte
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As we recently reported, the release date for The Acolyte is June 4. This came to us via a post on X, aong with a pretty dope bloody lightsaber poster. Follow that link to see what we're talking about.

Who is going to be in The Acolyte?

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Lucasfilm has principal cast of the upcoming live-action TV series The Acolyte. The cast, with their character names as-yet-unrevealed, are:

  • Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)
  • Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim)
  • Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)
  • Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect Strangers)
  • Dafne Keen (Logan, His Dark Materials)
  • Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna)
  • Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll)
  • Dean-Charles Chapman (1917)
  • Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix)
  • Margarita Levieva (In From The Cold)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

What is Star Wars' The Acolyte about?

Star Wars: The Acolyte
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Set roughly 100 years prior to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, The Acolyte will explore an insidious conspiracy during a time of peace for the Jedi. Recently, Lucasfilm released a new plot synopsis (reported by IGN) that reads as follows:

"In Star Wars: The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems…"

Who is creating Star Wars' The Acolyte?

The Acolyte backstage photo
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The Acolyte is headed up by Russian Doll's Leslye Headland, acting as showrunner, director of the first episode, and executive producer.

Other executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana serve as co-executive producers, while Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are listed as producers.

Headland will alos direct the first two episodes of the series, then Kogonada, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Hanelle Culpepper are taking turns in the director's chair for the rest of the series.

And finally, providing the music for The Acolyte is composer Michael Abels, known for his work on Jordan Peele projects Get Out and Us.

How many Star Wars' The Acolyte episodes are there?

Star Wars: The Acolyte
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As confirmed by the press release mentioned earlier, The Acolyte will run for eight episodes. There's a possibility, like all TV shows, that it could be renewed for a second season.

Cameron Squires has been confirmed as part of The Acolyte writing room as well.


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