Star Wars: The Acolyte Release Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Star Wars: The Acolyte Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Need To Know About the Disney+ Series
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Star Wars: The Acolyte Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Need To Know About the Disney+ Series
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Are you ready for another upcoming live-action show from the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Acolyte?

Here is everything you need to know for the Disney Plus series with the release date and time, countdown, spoilers, theories, plots, previews, and the rest of it.

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Star Wars: The Acolyte Will be Unlike Other Projects

Star Wars: The Acolyte Live-Action Series
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It took years for the series to be finalized. It all started in 2019 when Leslye Headland expressed her interest in creating a Star Wars series.

The following year, in 2020, Headland was tapped to become a showrunner and writer of a female-centered Star Wars series.

The series will be on Disney+ and the staff was filled in later on. By May 4, 2020, it had been confirmed that the female-centric series was already under development.

Finally, during Disney's Investor Day in December 2020, the title was revealed to be Star Wars: The Acolyte.

Well, what does The Acolyte mean? In the galaxy far, far away, it is a term that refers to Sith apprentices.

The title hints to what the series will be about and it could be the way for new characters to be introduced into the franchise.

During the 2023 Star Wars Celebration, creator Leslye Headland revealed more details about Acolyte which she described as "Frozen meets Kill Bill.

She also surprised everyone saying that the series will be challenging the status quo of the galaxy.

Star Wars: The Acolyte Release Date: When Will the Disney+ Series Come Out?

Star Wars: The Acolyte started filming on November 7, 2022.

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed during a Q&A session at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference that the series might come out in 2024.

On the official Star Wars social media pages, it was revealed that The Acolyte will premiere on June 4. The announcement coincided with the release of the show's teaser poster which you can check out here:

Star Wars: The Acolyte Cast: Which Actors are Included in the Disney+ Series?

Star Wars: The Acolyte Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Disney+ Series?
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Star Wars: The Acolyte Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Disney+ Series?

On the official Twitter page of Star Wars and, the cast members of Star Wars: The Acolyte were proudly announced on the same day that the series officially revealed that it's under production.

In July 2022, Amandla Stenberg was the first to be attached to Star Wars: The Acolyte, playing the lead character of the live-action series.

Stenberg is known for her roles in Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, The Hunger Games, The Darkest Minds, The Hate U Give, and Everything, Everything.

Joining her are Lee Jung-jae from Squid Game, Carrie-Anne Moss from The Matrix series, Dean-Charles Chapman from Game of Thrones, and Manny Jacinto from The Good Place.

The show will also feature Dafne Keen from Logan, Jodie Turner-Smith from Queen & Slim, Rebecca Henderson, and Charlie Barnett from Russian Doll.

The Good Place actor Manny Jacinto shared via /Film, "We’re doing Star Wars, baby! This is unreal, this is crazy, this is so cool, it’s a huge honor to be able to do this with this cast… It’s a dream, I cry every day just being on set.”

Rumors surround the series that it will be the arrival of Star Wars legends such as Darth Revan, Darth Bane, Darth Malak, Darth Nihilus, and more.

In a report from, a sequel trilogy actor is confirmed to be back in the franchise.

Joonas Suotamo, who played Chewbacca in the sequel trilogy, will be suiting up as Wookiee Jedi Kelnacca and he proudly announced the same on Twitter.

According to a Giant Freaking Robot exclusive article, Keanu Reeves will also possibly make a cameo.

[This article will be updated if there will be additional cast members or when their roles are revealed.]

Star Wars: The Acolyte Crew: Who are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes?

Star Wars: The Acolyte Crew: Who are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes?
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Star Wars: The Acolyte Crew: Who are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes?

Along with the announcement of the cast of Star Wars: The Acolyte was a new behind-the-scenes image with the showrunner, Leslye Headland, along with Amanda Stenberg and Lee Jung-jae teasing a picturesque set.

As mentioned, the series is created by Leslye Headland where she will also be an executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Jeff F. King, Simon Emanuel, and Jason Micallef.

The producers are Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson.

With a working title, "Paradox," the series started its principal photography on October 30, 2022, using StageCraft volume. It is being filmed at Shinfield Studios in the United Kingdom.

In November 2023, The Acolyte's full list of writers was revealed.

Headlands has written the pilot episode, on top of directing the entire show

.Jason Micallef, one of the writers of Heathers wrote or co-wrote episodes 2, 6, and 8.

For episode 2, Micallef was joined by House of the Dragon writer Charmaine DeGraté who also worked on episode 7.

Eileen Shym, also a House of the Dragon writer, worked alongside Jasmyne Flournoy, a Falcon and the Winter Soldier writer on episode 3. Flournoy was also one of episode 7's writers, with DeGraté and Jen Richards (Blindspotting).

Kor Adana (Dune: The Sisterhood) worked on episode 4 along with Watchmen alumnus Claire Kiechel.

Cameron Squires (WandaVision) has co-written episode 5 with Adana. Jocelyn Bioh (Russian Doll) was one of the writers of episode 6.

Star Wars: The Acolyte Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Disney+ Series?

The Star Wars lore has grown over the years and a lot of things are already introduced to the public but it doesn't disappoint when it opens its doors to what happened before, during, or after a well-known period on its timeline.

As for Star Wars: The Acolyte, it will be set around a hundred years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Series creator Leslye Headland has confirmed that the series will have the largest number of Jedi characters we've ever seen in any Star Wars show so far.

It will be marking the end of the High Republic era where secrets are lurking around and the darkness starts to emerge.

It will focus on a former Padawan who will be meeting her Jedi Master once more to solve a series of crimes. However, what they uncover is something bigger than they expected, something much more sinister.

Here is the official description of Star Wars: The Acolyte as provided by

"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."

During the Star Wars Celebration 2023, showrunner Leslye Headland revealed that the series will be Frozen meets Kill Bill.

Speaking to IGN, Headland shared, "What I pitched to Kathleen Kennedy was Frozen meets Kill Bill. Shockingly, she didn’t kick me out of the building."

Headland added,

"It's High Republic near the beginning of the prequels and an exciting part of the timeline. This is when the bad guys are outnumbered.
They are the underdogs. I’m really excited for you guys to see things you haven’t seen in live action yet.”

Headland further explained:

"So much of it was about the sister relationship, so much of it was about the villain actually being a powerful, misunderstood woman. There was just so much of it that I couldn't believe what I was watching."

Headland revealed the Frozen part of the series, "I couldn't believe that it was a cartoon with music. It was hitting me on such a deep level and yet servicing the genre so well."

The Kill Bill part is also explained by Headland, "I think it's a really good reference for the modern-day martial arts film."

Headland concluded:

"Obviously, Tarantino took inspiration from a lot of the movies that our action team and a lot of our design team pulled from — which is stuff from the Shaw brothers to Akira Kurosawa in his samurai films, but also films like Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

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Where to Watch Star Wars: The Acolyte?

Where to Watch Star Wars: The Acolyte?
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Where to Watch Star Wars: The Acolyte?

Disney Plus retains exclusive rights to release the shows of Lucasfilm with Disney being their mother company.

That would include Star Wars: The Acolyte along with all the other Lucasfilm series released or upcoming as announced for the franchise.

Is There a Trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte?

Is There a Trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte?
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Is There a Trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte?

Unfortunately, there is still no trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte. However, the official Star Wars social media pages teased that our first look at the series could come very soon.

Check out EpicStream for more updates on Star Wars: The Acolyte!

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