The Acolyte

Star Wars: The Acolyte – new character posters

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The High Republic-era show debuts at Disney+ on June 4th with a double-premiere. 

With the latest Star Wars show landing in less than a week, the makers are keen for us to know its characters.

Unlike previous offerings such as Kenobi and Andor, there’s no familiar face in the cast of The Acolyte. Instead, we’re set to meet a whole new world of Jedi in the era of the High Republic, years before the events of the Skywalker Saga.

Here’s the show’s official synopsis…

An investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past. As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems…

Star Wars: The Acolyte comes from creator and showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), and promises a mystery-thriller full of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers.

Character Posters

To facilitate introductions, there’s now a series of posters with short character profiles…

Jedi Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae)

Star Wars The Acolyte - Jedi Master Sol

Jedi Master Indara (Carrie-Anne Moss)

Star Wars The Acolyte - Jedi Master Indara

Padawan Jecki Lon (Dafne Keen)

Star Wars The Acolyte - Jedi Padawan Jecki Lon

Mae (Amandla Stenberg)

Star Wars The Acolyte - Mae

 Jedi Master Kelnacca (Joonas Suotamo)

Star Wars The Acolyte - Jedi Master Kelnacca

The series also stars Manny Jacinto, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson and Dean-Charles Chapman.

There’s plenty of more information on the official Star Wars site, including clips and character deep dives. Plus, coverage of the show’s Hollywood premiere.

Kathleen Kennedy on toxic fans

In related news, Lucasfilm Boss Kathleen Kennedy has addressed social media attacks on the franchise’s female stars from a primarily male fanbase.

In a recent New York Times interview, which is behind a paywall but also quoted widely, including in Variety, she acknowledged the issue saying, “I stand by my empathy for ‘Star Wars’ fans. But I want to be clear. Anyone who engages in bigotry, racism or hate speech … I don’t consider a fan.”

Star Wars: The Acolyte begins with a two-episode premiere on 4th June, 2024. Subsequent episodes in the eight-part show will drop weekly.