The Acolyte gets to start filming and new character details on Disney+

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The Star Wars universe has thrived on Disney+, with the streaming service finding inventive new ways to capture the magic of a galaxy far, far away. Among the Star Wars projects the service has is Star Wars: The Acolyte, a show described as a martial arts-influenced mystery thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. The series is presented by Russian doll and Sleep with other people alum Leslye Headland, and it was announced earlier this year that The hunger Games‘ Amandla Stenberg is in talks for the lead role. A new report from The Illuminati potentially sheds even more light on the show – both during filming and what its supporting cast might look like.

According to their reports, The Acolyte Now slated to begin production in October 2022 and wrap up in May 2023. While that’s much later than fans expected the series to begin filming, it does at least give some idea of ​​when other elements of the series could come together.

As for the supporting cast, the report claims The Acolyte is looking for a Caucasian man in his 50s to play “Paul,” who will be a series regular on the show and apparently won’t be part of it. only for one season. would also be looking to cast a young black girl (and potentially identical twins) to play 8-10 year olds to play “Miri”, who is described as a main guest star.

“Just because my show is technically, yes, ‘female-centric,’ meaning it’s centered around a female protagonist, I don’t think that necessarily excludes men from that space,” Headland explained during from a previous interview with Fantastic Frankey. “I identify with the male characters all the time. I encourage Mando. I encourage Luke…Inclusive space means inclusive space. But at the same time, I think it’s not because something has a female protagonist means it’s only for women.”

“I sort of see, if Star Wars is a religion…I like to think of my show as a tentpole revival,” Headland continued. “You can come if you want. We’re going to talk about some interesting things. There will be things that we haven’t discussed in the canon yet. There will be characters that you don’t know. I would like you to join us. I’d like you to take an interest in it. If that’s not your thing, the cool thing about Star Wars right now is that there’s so much you can tune into and invest yourself, but if you don’t like it, great.”

Can’t wait to see Star Wars: The Acolyte? What do you think of these latest casting details? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! If you haven’t checked out Disney+ yet and want to give it a try, you can do so here.

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