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Star Wars: The Acolyte begins production and announces full cast

by Sean P. Aune | November 7, 2022November 7, 2022 1:45 pm EST

Production has begun on Star Wars: The Acolyte, a series that will take us to a new ago of the galaxy we have yet to see in live-action.


Disney has announced that filming has begun on Star Wars: The Acolyte. This new series is set during the waning days of the age known as “The High Republic,” a time hundreds of years before The Phantom Menace. It is a time when the Jedi Order was at the height of its powers, and long before the machinations of Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine. This time period has been explored in comics and novels, but this will be the first time we have seen it in live-action.

In addition to announcing filming has begun, the full cast of the series was revealed. Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) was previously announced as the series lead and she will be joined by Emmy Award-winner 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).

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.

You can learn more about the High Republic era by visiting the hub for the storylines on No word as of yet as to when The Acolyte will debut.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing