The Acolyte Trailer is Finally Here: What You Need to Know About the New Star Wars Spin-off

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Almost 50 years since the first film of the franchise, the world of Star Wars is continuing to expand, with the new spin-off series set to continue the galactic adventure later this year. 

Over a year since the series was announced, the first teaser for The Acolyte has finally dropped, and fans can’t wait to discover the storyline behind the franchise’s newest battle between the Jedi and the Sith. 

Watch Below: The Acolyte | Official Trailer | Disney+. 

As the first spin-off released from the lineup of new Star Wars projects, dedicated Star Wars fans are counting down the hours until they meet the next heroes of the High Republic era. 

With the first trailer of the season set to drop on March 19, 2024, scroll down for everything you need to know about The Acolyte. 

Amanda Stenberg stars as Mae. (Credit: Lucasfilm | Disney)

What is The Acolyte about? 

Although the plot details of The Acolyte have remained a closely guarded secret, Lucasfilm revealed that the series will be set during the end phases of the ‘High Republic’ era, with the storyline taking place roughly 100 years before the events of the first Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. 

Created by Leslye Headland, the series has been described by Lucasfilm as a “mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic.” 

While the first trailer for the series did not reveal too much detail, fans can expect another epic tale of camaraderie and adventure as the Jedi seek to restore balance to the galaxy. 

Lee Jung-jae and Carrie-Anne Moss join the series as Jedi masters. (Credit: Lucasfilm | Disney)

Who is the cast of The Acolyte?

Following the release of the first trailer for The Acolyte, fans have been given a brief glimpse into the characters and star-studded cast of the upcoming series. 

Joining the Star Wars spin-off is The Hunger Games star Amanda Stenberg as Mae, a former padawan lured by the dark side of the force.

Confronting Mae on her journey are respected Jedi masters Sol and Indara, played by Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae and The Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss. 

The cast will also feature Joonas Suotamo, best known for his portrayal as Chewbacca in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, as Wookiee Jedi master Kelnacca, and Jodie-Turner Smith as coven leader Mother Aniseya. 

Also joining the cast of The Acolyte are rising stars Manny Jacinto as former smuggler Qimir and Dafne Keen as young Jedi Jecki Lon. 

Mae was revealed to be one of Sol’s former padawans. (Credit: Lucasfilm | Disney)

When is The Acolyte release date?

After many months of waiting, Lucasfilm and Disney finally confirmed the release date for the long-awaited addition to the Star Wars universe, revealing that The Acolyte will be available to stream worldwide on Disney+ from June 4, 2024. 

Where to watch The Acolyte

While there are still a few months to wait until the latest Star Wars adventure hits our screens, fans will be able to stream The Acolyte on Disney+ from June 4, 2024. 

If you’re eager to immerse yourself in the battle between the Jedi and the Sith, the entire Star Wars cinematic universe is available to stream now on Disney+. 

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