Lucasfilm Officially Announces the Cast For Star Wars: The Acolyte
Among the Star Wars original series heading to Disney+, we know the least about The Acolyte. However, we know now it’s going to have a very impressive cast. Lucasfilm and Disney have officially announced that the show will be lead by Amandla Stenberg and Lee Jung-jae, with Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Carrie-Anne Moss rounding out the cast.
Stenberg is best known for her roles in The Hunger Games and The Hate U Give, while Jung-jae was a breakout star from Netflix’s Squid Game. Superhero movie fans probably know Keen from her turn as Laura/X-23 in Logan. She also currently stars in His Dark Materials. Jacinto’s credits include Nine Perfect Strangers.
Turner-Smith previously had a starring turn in Queen & Slim, while Henderson had a primary role on Inventing Anna. Chapman was a supporting cast member on Game of Thrones before co-headlining 1917. Barnett appeared in Russian Doll, while Moss is an icon for portraying Trinity in The Matrix films.
Along with the cast announcement, Lucasfilm shared a new synopsis for the show which sheds a little more light on what it’s about.
“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.”
Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is the creator and showrunner of The Acolyte. She will also direct the pilot episode, which is now filming in the United Kingdom.
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