Jodie Turner-Smith will join Lucasfilm’s THE ACOLYTE STAR WARS series

Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Anna Bolena) will join the next Lucasfilm film Star Wars series, The Acolyte. She will join Amanda Stenberg, who takes the lead role. Character details, including the one played by Turner-Smith, are kept under wraps.

The series is described as “a mysterious thriller that will take viewers to a galaxy of dark secrets and dark side powers emerging in the last days of the High Republic era.” The High Republic is set 200 years before the start of the Skywalker Saga. So far this era has only been explored in a series of books and comics. It is the golden age of the Jedi, when the Jedi were at their peak and it was believed that the Sith had been eradicated from the galaxy.

It was also previously explained that the show “specifically explores the rise of the Dark Side in those last days of the High Republic era. The Acolyte has the opportunity to explore the dark side in a way the franchise has never seen on screen before. “

An acolyte in the Star Wars universe refers to “a Sith who has just begun his training under an experienced Sith Lord”. The series is also rumored to explore some of the Sith’s main characters Star Wars Legends.

The show was developed by showrunners Leslye headland (Russian doll), and previously revealed that the series was heavily inspired by Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and he also said, “We are looking into the political, personal and spiritual things that have emerged at a time that we don’t know much about. My question when watching ‘The Phantom Menace’ was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to the point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi notices? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that have led us to this moment? “

I really hope this series ends up being a good one!

Source: Deadline

by Joey Paur
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