Star Wars: The Acolyte release date, cast, latest news
The mystery thriller is set at the end of the High Republic era before the events of the main Star Wars films.
It's a great time for Star Wars fans, with more and more details about upcoming spin-offs coming our way - including The Acolyte.
The upcoming series, helmed by director Leslye Headland, will focus on the end of the High Republic era before the events of the main Star Wars films.
As more details were announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023, fans were thrilled to discover that Joonas Suotamo, who played Chewbacca starting from the sequel trilogy films, will return to the franchise as a Wookiee Jedi master.
The eight-episode series also stars the likes of Amandla Stenberg, Manny Jacinto, and Carrie-Ann Moss.
Read on for everything you need to know about Star Wars: The Acolyte].
Star Wars: The Acolyte release date
Headland has confirmed that the eight-episode season will drop on Disney Plus some time in 2024.
The series is currently in production, with filming beginning in October 2022.
Star Wars: The Acolyte cast
The confirmed cast members of Star Wars: The Acolyte are:
- Amandla Stenberg as a former padawan
- Lee Jung-jae as a Jedi Master
- Manny Jacinto as TBC
- Dafne Keen as a young Jedi
- Jodie Turner-Smith as TBC
- Rebecca Henderson as Vernestra Rwoh, a Jedi Knight prodigy
- Charlie Barnett as a young Jedi
- Dean-Charles Chapman as TBC
- Carrie-Anne Moss as a Jedi
- Margarita Levieva as TBC
- Joonas Suotamo as Kelnacca, a Wookiee Jedi master
Suotamo has made it clear just how thrilled he is to be returning to the franchise in a new role, telling Collider: "I’ve always loved the Jedi, I didn’t know I was going to get a chance of playing one, this opportunity with Leslye Headland’s genius direction.
"I’m just so grateful, I’m so grateful to be a part of this because this new era we’re delving into."
Star Wars: The Acolyte trailer
There's no trailer for the series just yet, as it's still in production, but we'll update this page with any new developments.
Star Wars: The Acolyte will launch on Disney Plus in 2024. You can sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now.