Star Wars Mystery Thriller Series The Acolyte Coming to Disney+
One of many Star Wars projects revealed during the Disney Investor Day was an intriguing new series titled The Acolyte from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland. While details were scarce regarding the production, it was revealed that the series is described as “a mystery thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.”
This is certainly an intriguing project and perhaps the only upcoming Star Wars series from Disney that sounds different from all the rest. Could this mean we’ll see Darth Tenebrous or Darth Plagueis make their live-action debuts?
Headland is an exciting choice to shepherd the series. Her writing credits include the aforementioned Russian Doll, Sleeping with Other People, About Last Night, Bachelorette and the TV series Terriers. She has also directed episodes of Almost Family, Black Monday, Russian Doll, Heathers, and SMILF.
No release date was revealed for The Acolyte during the presentation.
Leslye Headland brings a new @StarWars series to @DisneyPlus with The Acolyte. “The Acolyte” is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
— IGN (@IGN) December 10, 2020