The upcoming Sith-based Star Wars Disney+ series, The Acolyte, was specifically created with The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg in mind.

Star wars exciting The acolyte series, which is said to delve deeper into the world of the Sith, always had its eyes set on The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg to star in the Disney+ show. Stenberg famously played the very important role of Rue in the first The Hunger Games movie. At the age of just 13, Stenberg gave an emotional performance as the tragic young character whose shocking death of Rue sets off the future rebellion of the Districts through Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. Now Stenberg is set to join another major franchise as the main character The acolyte.


During an interview with The Hollywood ReporterStenberg confirmed it Star warsThe acolyte was created around her decision to appear in the series. The High Republic set The acolyte series produced concept art featuring Stenberg as the protagonist before even approaching the actress, showing the faith the crew at Lucasfilm had in Stenberg’s acting abilities. When asked if it was true The acolyte team had conceived the series specifically with Stenberg in mind, the actress confirmed, saying “Yes, that’s how it happened. It was a very amazing moment for me.

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The acolyte began filming in October 2022, and production is still ongoing as lead star Stenberg was unable to attend the Sundance premiere of her latest film, My Animalbecause of her involvement in Star wars series. While there is currently no set date for The acolyte to be released, there is precedent through the second Star wars Disney+ shows approximately when audiences can expect the new series to drop. Given its production start in October 2022, and how Star wars shows usually take about a year to be released, The acolyte could either arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.

A push to 2024 would not be surprising too The acolytelike three other live-action Star Wars shows are set to be released in 2023. The flagship Disney+ Star wars series The Mandalorian airs season 3 on March 1. The Mandalorian will be followed by Ahsokareportedly in the spring, and Jude-Law co-starring Skeleton Crew at some point in 2023. Even though 2023 will bring many Star wars series, Sith-focused The acolyte stands out because of its subject matter.

In November, The acolyte actress Dafne Keen (Logan) revealed in an interview that the series is “some sort of explanation of how the Sith infiltrated the Jedi. It’s a Sith-led story that’s never been done before.” That statement reveals that the series approaches how the High Republic fell to the Sith. The series has been described as a mystery thriller, with The acolyte is more akin to the universally loved spy series Andor than a more classic Star wars adventure like Obi-Wan Kenobi. A former Padawan who reunites with his Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes that reveal the dark corners of the galaxy is what The acolyte promises to deliver every time the series’ eight episodes premiere.

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Source: THR

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