At the Star Wars Celebration in London, Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars spinoff “The Acolyte” will premiere on Disney+ in 2024. The series is set at the end of the High Republic era before the events of the main Star Wars films. Amandla Stenberg and Lee Jung-jae will be starring in the leading roles.
The cast also includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett and Dean-Charles Chapman. The series was first announced at Disney’s Investor Day back in 2020.
Lucasfilm also announced today that the “Ahsoka” series will debut in August of 2023. Ahsoka made her first live-action appearance in season 2 of “The Mandalorian” after initially being introduced in the animated shows. The series features Rosario Dawson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
The upcoming shows will join the growing list of live-action Star Wars series on Disney+, which include “The Mandalorian,” “Andor” and “The Book of Boba Fett.”
In addition, the company revealed that the second season of “Andor” will debut in August 2024. Shooting began in November and is expected to wrap in August.
Lucasfilm also announced three Star Wars films, one of which will feature the return of Daisy Ridley as Rey. The film will take place 15 years after the events of “The Rise of Skywalker” and center around Rey forming a new Jedi Order. One of the movies will go back to the dawn of the Jedi, while the third film will focus on the New Republic, and close out the interconnected stories told in “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” “Ahsoka” and other Disney+ series. Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t revealed release dates for any of these films.