After many months of speculation and rumor reports, the cast for The Acolyte series has been officially revealed. While many of the confirmed actors had leaked months prior to today’s official reveal, a few remained secret until today such as Carrie Anne-Moss’ involvement.
The main cast can be seen below, which now features Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game), Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect Strangers), Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll), Dean-Charles Chapman (1917), and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix). They all join Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), who had been previously announced as the star of the series this summer.
In addition to the full cast reveal, Lucasfilm also shared a set pic (above) featuring Lee Jung-jae and Amandla Stenberg talking with series creator Leslye Headland. There’s a great chance that these two will be playing the Jedi described in the official plot synopsis below, and one has to guess that Carrie Anne-Moss will be playing someone who dabbles with the dark side of the force.
The series is filming now, and should release on Disney Plus sometime in 2024.
Official The Acolyte Synopsis
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.
The High Republic saw the Jedi Order at its prime, centuries prior to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. You can learn more about this era at StarWars.com’s official hub for all things High Republic.
From creator, showrunner, and executive producer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), The Acolyte has begun production in the U.K. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing. Headland will also direct the series pilot.
The Acolyte will stream exclusively on Disney+.
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