Lost in the shuffle of Star Wars content on Disney+ has been The Acolyte, an upcoming series exploring the rise of the Dark Side during the final days of the High Republic era. Fortunately for fans, more exciting news is on the way. According to The Hot Mic with Jeff Sneider, Logan breakout Dafne Keen is the latest star to join the growing cast. If true, Keen would appear alongside Bodies Bodies Bodies lead Amandla Stenberg, whose involvement with The Acolyte was long-rumored and officially confirmed during San Diego Comic-Con in July. The project is set to be developed by Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland, who will serve as head writer and showrunner, and Rayne Roberts, who was previously a crew member on Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Keen gained international attention at a young age, playing the fearsome Wolverine clone Laura, a.k.a. X-23, in 2017’s critically acclaimed film Logan. Since then, the actress has spent most of her time starring in HBO’s big-budget television adaptation His Dark Materials, where she has performed opposite James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson. If she does have a role in The Acolyte, it’s still unknown who she might be playing. The series has been described as a “female-centric” take on the Star Wars universe, meaning she and Stenberg will likely not be the last women added to the cast.
Its events will take place during a Star Wars era not ever shown before in live-action, so most specifics regarding the plot are difficult to speculate about. To this point, the High Republic has only been detailed in novels and comic books, and even those have not yet made it to the point where The Acolyte will reportedly pick up. As such, Keen‘s potential role and the series at large remain a giant question mark for fans.
Source: The Hot Mic