Potential Release Date Revealed for Star Wars ‘The Acolyte’


After the successful launch of its High Republic-era stories through novels, comic books and the animated series Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, Lucasfilm is nearly ready to reveal the first live-action project set in the glory days of the Republic. Late in 2023, Disney confirmed that Star Wars: The Acolyte was part of Disney +’s 2024 streaming slate though no release date or even a release window was provided at the time. Now, as the third and final season of the animated series The Bad Batch gets underway on Disney Plus, it seems as though we might have an idea of when The Acolyte will debut on the streamer.

According to Collider, the Leslye Headland-created series is tentatively slated to debut on Disney Plus on June 5, 2024. Should that date hold, The Acolyte will premiere just five weeks after the final episode of Season 3 of The Bad Batch streams. The series, which is set near the end of the High Republic era–which spans from 500 BBY until 82 BBY–takes place roughly a century before the events of Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace and “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 discovers the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.” According to Collider, a trailer is ready to roll out and could be part of Lucasfilm’s May 4th Star Wars Day/May the 4th Be With You plans.

The Acolyte will star Amandla Stenberg, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Manny Jacinto, Lee Jung-jae and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Source: Collider

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