Amandla Stenberg will play the main character of The Acolyte, the next Star Wars series from Disney+.
Created by Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People, Russian Doll, Bachelorette) and in preparation for two years, the television series The Acolyte is a thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of dark secrets and rising dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. In the universe of Star Warsan “acolyte” can refer to individuals endowed with the power of the force who follow the teaching of a Sith Lord of great experience.
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American actress Amandla Stenberg is the first known name of the cast. She received critical acclaim for her starring role in The Hate U Give and recently starred in Universal Pictures’ adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. Star Wars: The Acolyte will premiere in late 2023 on the Disney+ streaming platform.