Star Wars intriguing The Acolyte collection, which is claimed to delve deeper into the world of the Sith, at all times had its eyes set on The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg for the lead position of the Disney+ present. Stenberg famously performed the essential position of Rue within the first The Hunger Games film. At simply 13 years of age, Stenberg gave an emotional efficiency because the tragic younger character, with Rue’s surprising demise establishing the longer term insurrection of the Districts by way of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. Now, Stenberg is about to hitch one other main franchise because the lead character of The Acolyte.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stenberg confirmed that Star Wars‘ The Acolyte was created round her choice to star within the collection. The High Republic-set The Acolyte collection produced idea artwork with Stenberg as its most important character earlier than even approaching the actress, displaying the religion the crew over at Lucasfilm had in Stenberg’s appearing abilities. When requested if it was true that The Acolyte crew had conceived the collection with particularly Stenberg in thoughts, the actress confirmed it, saying “Yeah, that is how it happened. It was a very astounding moment for me.“
The Acolyte started capturing on October 2022, and the manufacturing’s nonetheless ongoing, as most important star Stenberg couldn’t be current on the Sundance premiere of her newest movie, My Animal, resulting from her dedication to the Star Wars collection. While there’s at present no set date for The Acolyte to be launched, there’s precedent by way of the opposite Star Wars Disney+ reveals to approximate when audiences might count on the brand new collection to drop. Given its October 2022 manufacturing begin, and the way Star Wars reveals normally take round one 12 months to be launched, The Acolyte might both arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.
A push to 2024 wouldn’t be shocking for The Acolyte, as three different live-action Star War reveals are set to be launched in 2023. The flagship Disney+ Star Wars collection The Mandalorian releases season 3 on March 1. The Mandalorian shall be adopted by Ahsoka, reportedly within the Spring, and the Jude-Law starring Skeleton Crew in some unspecified time in the future in 2023. Even although 2023 will carry many Star Wars collection, Sith-focused The Acolyte stands aside resulting from its subject material.
In November, The Acolyte actress Dafne Keen (Logan) revealed in an interview that the collection is “kind of an explanation of how the Sith infiltrated the Jedi. It’s a Sith-led story, which has never been done before.” That assertion reveals that the collection is approaching how the High Republic fell to the Sith. The collection has been described as a mystery-thriller, with The Acolyte being extra akin to the universally beloved spy collection Andor, than a extra basic Star Wars journey like Obi-Wan Kenobi. A former Padawan reuniting together with her Jedi Master to analyze a string of crimes that expose the Galaxy’s darkish corners is what The Acolyte guarantees to ship, each time the collection’ eight episodes premiere.