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The Acolyte cast: The actors and roles who are bringing the Star Wars: High Republic era to life on Disney+

An even longer time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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While the Star Wars films focus on the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire, the wider Star Wars universe is filled with thousands of years of lore just waiting to be explored. This has mainly been done in novels, comics, and video games over the years, but The Acolyte stands poised to fit that. This murder mystery set in the Star Wars universe brings together a fantastic cast that will bring The Acolyte to life.

Set a century before the events of The Phantom Menace, The Acolyte is set firmly within the High Republic period in Star Wars history. Without a war to fight or Sith Lords ruling the galaxy, the Jedi will be an investigative force trying to solve crimes. The cast of the Acolyte includes:

  • Amandla Stenberg as Mae
  • Lee Jung-jae as Sol
  • Manny Jacinto as Qimir
  • Dafne Keen as Jecki Lon
  • Charlie Barnett as Yord Fandar
  • Jodie Turnie-Smith as Mother Aniseya
  • Rebecca Henderson as Vernestra Rwoh
  • Joonas Suotamo as Kelnacca
  • Carrie-Anne Moss as Indara
  • Abigail Thorn as Ensign Eurus
  • Dean-Charles Chapman as Torbin
  • Margarita Levieva in an undisclosed role
  • Amy Tsang in an undisclosed role

Leslye Headland, who was a co-creator of Russian Doll for Netflix, is the creator of The Acolyte and has said that perspective will play a key role in how the show is presented. She has specifically cited Rashomon, the Akira Kurasawa film that tells the same story from multiple points of view, as an influence, along with the samurai films that originally inspired George Lucas to create Star Wars in the first place.

The Acolyte is due to start streaming on Disney+ on June 4, 2024.



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