Take a dive into the High Republic Era with The Acolyte

Explore the mystery and martial arts of Star Wars: The Acolyte with Leslye Healand, who promises a unique perspective on the world and lore we love so much.

(L-R): Jedi Master Indara (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Mae (Amandla Stenberg) in Lucasfilm's THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Jedi Master Indara (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Mae (Amandla Stenberg) in Lucasfilm's THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /
facebooktwitterreddit

Leslye Headland, the genius behind the curtain, is serving up a galactic feast that’s part mystery-thriller, part martial arts showcase, and all Star Wars with a twist that’s as refreshing as a cold glass of blue milk on Tatooine.

Imagine, if you will, a series set a whopping 100 years before The Phantom Menace, during the twilight of the High Republic era. It's a time of peace, but peace in the Star Wars universe is about as stable as a stack of Porgs trying to operate a lightsaber. Enter Amandla Stenberg’s character, who's seemingly out there hunting Jedi like it's Black Friday and Force powers are on sale. And with the first trailer dropping more hints than C-3PO drops complaints, we're all aboard the hype train, destination: excitement city!

Leslye's chatting up this show like it’s the next best thing since sliced bread... if sliced bread could wield a lightsaber and had a moral ambiguity complex. With storytelling that’s going all Rashomon on us, we're gearing up to see the same events from multiple eye-opening perspectives. Is your mind blown yet? Because mine's floating in space.

And oh, the martial arts! The stunts look so jaw-droppingly fast that even the cameras are begging for a breather. And let's not forget the cameos - from live-action debuts of beloved characters from the High Republic novels to Jedi of species we haven't seen since... well, ever, The Acolyte is like a love letter to Star Wars fans, sealed with a kiss from a lightsaber.

But here's where we get our breath of fresh air: the show dives deep into the philosophical. It's not just good vs. evil - it's about power, who wields it, and the gray areas that our favorite Jedi and Sith love to meditate on. The Force is strong with the moral ambiguity in this one.

Leslye Headland, a self-proclaimed Star Wars lover and narrative ninja, has been creating this tale with the skill of Yoda knitting a sweater. With a pitch that sounded like Frozen meets Kill Bill, you know we're in for a series that blends heart, action, and a galaxy's worth of drama. And the cherry on top? The team brought on a writer who was as familiar with Star Wars as a Wampa is with a sauna, ensuring this story hits hard for newcomers and die-hards alike.

So, mark your calendars, set your HYPErspace coordinates, and get ready for Star Wars: The Acolyte to flip your galaxy upside down. June 4th can't get here fast enough.

Next. Alien: Romulus teaser unleashed: Ridley Scott & Fede Alvarez revive horror in space. Alien: Romulus teaser unleashed: Ridley Scott & Fede Alvarez revive horror in space. dark