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Star Wars spinoff The Acolyte hits Disney Plus in 2024

Star Wars spinoff The Acolyte hits Disney Plus in 2024


Get ready to explore the dark side of the Force.

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The logo of Star Wars show The Acolyte.
Image: Lucasfilm

The next live-action Star Wars series is coming next year. While it doesn’t have a specific premiere date just yet, at the Star Wars Celebration event in London, Lucasfilm confirmed that The Acolyte will premiere on Disney Plus in 2024.

The Acolyte is a show focused on the dark side of the Force, with a cast led by Amandla Stenberg. It also features a handful of other big names like The Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss and Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae. The rest of the cast includes Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, and Dean-Charles Chapman. Leslye Headland, the co-creator of Netflix’s Russian Doll, is serving as showrunner, director, and executive producer. The series was first announced in 2020.

“What I pitched to [Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy] was Frozen meets Kill Bill,” Headland said on stage during Celebration, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “This is when the bad guys are outnumbered. They are the underdogs.”

When it premieres, The Acolyte will join a fast-growing list of live-action Star Wars series on Disney Plus, including The Mandalorian, Andor, and The Book of Boba Fett.