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She was my student, I trained her. Let me be the one to bring her in.”
 Whoa! For May the 4th this year, Disney has revealed a second trailer for their next new Star Wars series titled The Acolyte, debuting in June this summer. (View the first trailer here.) The Acolyte is spearheaded by Bachelorette and “Russian Doll” creator Leslye Headland – who is directing & showrunning this series. An investigation into a crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past. The Acolyte is set at the end of the High Republic era in a world of “shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers”, approximately 100 years before Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).

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A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes against Jedi, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated. Starring Amandla Stenberg as Mae, Lee Jung-jae as Jedi master Sol, with Manny JacintoDafne KeenJodie Turner-SmithRebecca HendersonCharlie BarnettDean-Charles ChapmanMargarita Levieva, & Carrie-Anne Moss as Jedi master Indara, and Joonas Suotamo as Wookiee Jedi master Kelnacca. This looks dark and epic and intense, with lots of new Jedi. It’s worth a look.

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“In an age of light, a darkness rises…” 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… The Acolyte is a Star Wars series created by American writer / filmmaker Leslye Headland, writer & director of the films Bachelorette and Sleeping with Other People, along with creating the “Russian Doll” series, and also directing episodes of “SMILF”, “Heathers”, “Russian Doll”, “Black Monday”, “Almost Family”, and “Single Drunk Female” previously.

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With writing by Leslye Headland, Jason Micallef, Kor Adana, Charmaine DeGrate, Jasmyne Flournoy, Jocelyn Bioh, Claire Kiechel, Jen Richards, Eileen Shim, and Cameron Squires. Featuring episodes directed by Leslye Headland, Alex Garcia Lopez, Kogonada (ColumbusAfter Yang, “Pachinko”). Executive produced by Leslye Headland, Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, Jason Micallef. Developed by Lucasfilm. Disney will debut The Acolyte series streaming on Disney+ starting June 4th, 2024 this summer. Your thoughts? Who’s in?