First Trailer Released for ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Coming to Disney+

Shannen Ace

Amandla Stenberg as a former padawan in "The Acolyte"

First Trailer Released for ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Coming to Disney+

After Lucasfilm and Disney announced a release date on Monday, they released a trailer for “The Acolyte,” a new “Star Wars” series, on Tuesday.

‘The Acolyte’ Trailer

The trailer begins with Lee Jung-jae’s Jedi Master teaching Younglings. This scene is intercut with Amandla Stenberg’s former padawan arriving at a bar and battling a Jedi. As the trailer continues, another Jedi explains, “Someone is killing Jedi.”

The trailer includes the tagline “In an age of light, a darkness rises.”

the acolyte poster 2

A second poster was also released. It features a cloaked figure on a cliff looking at a sunrise.

“The Acolyte” is set during the High Republic era of the “Star Wars” universe, over 100 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga. “The Phantom Menace” takes place in 32 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin) and it is estimated that “The Acolyte” takes place in 132 BBY. The only other on-screen High Republic era production is “Young Jedi Adventures,” which takes place another 100 years earlier in 232 BBY.

Leslye Headland is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer. Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef also executive produce. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producers.

Along with Stenberg and Lee, “The Acolyte” stars Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joonas Suotamo (who portrayed Chewbacca in recent “Star Wars” films and will portray Wookiee Jedi Master Kelnacca).

The first two episodes of “The Acolyte” will both premiere on June 4, 2024, on Disney+.

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