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Disney+ Releases New Trailer and Key Art for ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’

Star Wars: The Acolyte

It’s Star Wars Day, so Disney+ has treated fans to another trailer for it’s upcoming series, “The Acolyte,” which fleshes out the storyline a bit more, along with new poster key art.

The Series

The series is about an investigation into a shocking crime spree which pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems.

According to “Star Wars” lore, an acolyte is one who trains under an experienced Sith Lord. It’s the Dark Side of The Force equivalent of a Jedi Padawan.

Created by Lesley Headland (“Russian Doll”), “The Acolyte” is set during the High Republic era of the “Star Wars” timeline, which ended about 50 years prior to the events of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”

This puts the series in the extremely early days of the “Star Wars” Universe, when the Galactic Republic was said to be at its height. It was also a golden age for the Jedi, who were significantly more active throughout the galaxy.

The cast includes Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”), Manny Jacinto (“The Good Place”), Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”), Dafne Keen (“His Dark Materials”), Rebecca Henderson (“Inventing Anna”), Charlie Barnett (“Russian Doll”), Dean-Charles Chapman (“1917”) and Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix”). Joonas Suotamo (“The Force Awakens”) guests as a Wookiee Jedi named Kelnacca.

Headland serves as showrunner and executive produces with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing.

Star Wars: The Acolyte

How to Watch

“The Acolyte” will cause a disturbance in The Force this summer when it debuts on Disney+ on June 4, 2024 with the first two episodes.

The Trailer

In this new look at the series, which I believe is the same as the preview running in theaters before “The Phantom Menace,” we learn the Jedi are being hunted, but by who or what, they do not know at first.

Take a Look:

The Poster