‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Reveals First Official Photos

Star Wars The Acolyte Reveals First Official Photos

Several weeks ago, the trailer for the highly-anticipated ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ was released and we’ve gotten a look at the setting and the characters. Little is known about the plot of the show, but most fans are excited by the fact that ‘The Acolyte’ will be taking place during the High Republic Era, something previously unseen in live action.

Despite the unique setting, ‘The Acolyte’ is the second show overall that takes place during that time frame, the first being ‘Young Jedi Adventures’ that recently ended its run. Judging by Headland’s own words so far, ‘Acolyte’ will be something entirely different than what we’re expecting. She originally pitched the show as ‘Frozen meets Kill Bill’ and described samurai movies & Wuxia films as one of her main inspirations.

Second only to the setting, the most interesting thing about the show are certainly its characters, Headland herself admitted that some characters are original and some, like Vernerstra Rwoh were taken straight from the books.

he cast of the upcoming project includes Amandla Stenberg as Mae, a former padawan turned warrior; Lee Jung-Jae as Sol, a respected Jedi master; Manny Jacinto as Qimir, a former smuggler; Dafne Keen as Jecki Lon, a young Jedi; Jodie Turner-Smith as Mother Aniseya, leader of a coven of witches; Rebecca Henderson as Vernestra Rwoh, a Jedi Knight prodigy; Charlie Barnett as Yord Fandar, another Jedi; Carrie-Anne Moss as Indara, a Jedi Master; Joonas Suotamo as Kelnacca, a Wookiee Jedi master; and Amy Tsang. Dean-Charles Chapman and Margarita Levieva are also involved in the project.

Now Entertainment Weekly secured an official first look at Dafne Keen’s Jecki Lon you can check out the images below:

Dafne Keen gave us some more details about her character

Well, I’m very excited that we know her name now, because it was secret for so long. And I’m very happy that I get to say that she’s an alien and that she’s a Padawan and that she’s a Jedi. She’s a mixed species — part Theelin, part human. She’s very cool and I have some very cool fights I do with the lightsaber. I really love her. She’s a great character and was really fun to play. I’m very excited that the trailer came out. I was buzzing for days.  

Acolyte official photos

The show is set to consist of 8 episodes, premiering on Disney+ on June 4th. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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