The Acolyte - Season 1

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Streaming release date (United Kingdom)

The Acolyte Season 1 will be available to watch on Disney Plus from June 4, 2024.

Synopsis

A padawan and and her former Jedi Master find themselves pitted against each other

A hundred years before Luke Skywalker took on the Dark Side, a young padawan and her former Jedi Master find themselves at opposite ends of an argument after a deadly crime spree.

8 Episodes

What to know

What is The Acolyte Season 1 about?

The Acolyte Season 1 is the upcoming first season in the sci-fi mystery-thriller series produced by Lucasfilm and Disney. The season follows the story of a padawan and her former Jedi master who find themselves pitted against each other. The season takes place in eight parts and is set within the Star Wars universe. Long-time Star Wars fan Leslye Headland (Russian Doll) and Rayne Roberts write the series, which is based on Headland's passion project idea that she pitched to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. The series takes place 100 years before Star Wars: Episode I and follows the investigation into a series of crimes by a former padawan and her Jedi Master. 

Who stars in The Acolyte Season 1?

The former padawan at the heart of the story is played by Amandla Stenberg. The rest of cast includes Lee Jung-jae, Jodie Turner-Smith, Manny Jacinto, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dafne Keen, and Dean-Charles Chapman.

When will The Acolyte Season 1 be released?

The Acolyte Season 1 will premiere on Disney+ on June 4, 2024.

Production News

  • April 22, 2020
    • The creator of Russian Doll, Lesyle Headland, is in the process of planning a mystery series set in the Star Wars universe. (Source: Variety
  • May 4, 2020
    • Headland is confirmed as creator and executive producer for the untitled series. (Source: Star Wars
  • December 10, 2020
    • The series is titled The Acolyte at Disney Investor Day 2020, and is summarised as a mystery-thriller. (Source: Star Wars
  • December 8, 2021
    • Amandla Stenberg joins the cast in a leading role. (Source: Deadline
  • May 24, 2022
    • Headland says the series will take place 100 years before Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and would examine the more secretive aspects of the Dark Side. (Source: Variety
  • September 8, 2022
    • Lee Jung-Jae (Squid Game) is cast in a starring role. (Source: Collider
  • November 7, 2022
    • Carrie Anne Moss and Jodie Turner Smith join the cast. An official synopsis is published, revealing an investigation by a padwan and jedi master into various dark crimes. (Source: The Playlist
  • March 8, 2023
    • Karyn McCarthy, who executive produced the series, leaves the production after a disagreement with Lucasfilm. (Source: Deadline)
  • February 10, 2024
    • Collider report that The Acolyte Season 1 will debut in Summer 2024. (Source: Collider)
  • March 19, 2024
    • Disney release the first trailer for The Acolyte Season 1, revealing a tense, dark, and action-packed mystery to come. The studio also reveal the series will be released on June 4, 2024 on Disney+. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 4, 2024
    • On Star Wars Day, Disney release a new trailer for the first season, revealing that members of the jedi order are being murdered across the galaxy. (Source: Deadline)

Genres

Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller

Production country

United States

Cast

Amandla Stenberg
Mae
Lee Jung-jae
Master Sol
Manny Jacinto
Qimir
Dafne Keen
Jecki Lon
Charlie Barnett
Yord Fandar
Jodie Turner-Smith
Mother Aniseya
Rebecca Henderson
Master Vernestra Rwoh
Dean-Charles Chapman
Master Torbin
Joonas Suotamo
Master Kelnacca
Carrie-Anne Moss
Master Indara