'The Acolyte': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the 'Star Wars' mystery thriller on Disney+

'The Acolyte' is a mystery thriller that follows the fall of the High Republic, set centuries before 'The Phantom Menace'


                            'The Acolyte': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the 'Star Wars' mystery thriller on Disney+
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Before little Anakin Skywalker ever began his journey towards the Dark Side, centuries before Emperor Palpatine was even born, there was the High Republic — the golden age of the Jedi at their best. 'Star Wars' High Republic line explores the stories of the Jedi when they were at their best, centuries before their fall. A new series is coming to Disney+ that will be set in the era that explores its darkest secrets, and the rise of the Dark Side of the Force. Stay tuned to this page for news, release dates, casting announcements, trailers and everything else you need to know about the 'Star Wars' series.

Release date

There is no release date yet for 'The Acolyte'.

Plot

According to the official 'Star Wars' website, "'The Acolyte' is a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era."

Announced on February 24, 2020, the 'High Republic' launch was announced by 'Star Wars', featuring a number of new stories across comics, novels, childrens' books and more covering the early days of the High Republic, featuring the Jedi at the height of their power. The first major novel set in this era, 'The High Republic – Light of the Jedi' by Charles Soule is set to release early in 2021. By the time 'The Acolyte' releases, a fair number of stories set in this realm will have been released, making 'The Acolyte' an incredibly important story of how the era of the High Republic first began to fall to the influences of the Dark Side of the Force.

Cast

There have been no announcements yet with regard to the cast of the series.

News

The series was announced on December 10 in addition to a whole slew of 'Star Wars' films and television series as part of 2020 Disney Investors Day, where it was announced that 'Russian Doll' creator Leslye Headland would be helming the project.

Trailer

There is no trailer released for 'The Acolyte' yet.

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