‘The Acolyte’ on Disney+ announces more cast members

The upcoming Star Wars series on Disney+, ‘The Acolyte’, has added more cast members. They will joining the previously announced Amandla Stenberg (‘The Hate U Give’) and Emmy Award-winner Lee Jung-jae (‘Squid Game’).

The new cast includes 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’).

According to the show’s official logline:

“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.”

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The show comes from creator, showrunner and executive producer Leslye Headland (‘Russian Doll’). It has begun production in the UK and is slated for a 2023 release. Headland will also direct the pilot.

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