Lee Jung-jae
South Korean filmmaker and actor Lee Jung-jae. Image Credit: AFP

‘The Acolyte’, the ‘Star Wars’ series has announced its full cast as production gets underway at Disney+.

Variety reports that the series will officially star Lee Jung-jae from ‘Squid Game,’ Manny Jacinto from ‘Nine Perfect Strangers,’ Dafne Keen from ‘His Dark Materials,’ Rebecca Henderson from ‘Inventing Anna,’ Charlie Barnett from ‘Russian Doll,’ Dean-Charles Chapman from ‘1917,’ and Carrie-Anne Moss from ‘The Matrix.’

As per the official series description, ‘The Acolyte’ is described as “a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.”

‘The Acolyte’s’ creator, executive producer, and showrunner is Leslye Headland. The first episode will also be directed by Headland. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing, with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef serving as executive producers.

In April 2020, Variety reported the news that Headland was creating a ‘Star Wars’ series for Disney+. It is one of many live-action ‘Star Wars’ programmes available on the streaming platform. Others include ‘Andor,’ which is presently running its first season, and ‘The Mandalorian,’ which will premiere its third season in February 2023. The programmes ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ have both recently debuted on Disney+.