Of all of the Star Wars shows coming to Disney+, one remains the most mysterious. It’s set in a time interval most followers don’t know and it’s not a couple of preexisting character, at the very least we expect it isn’t. What we do now’s that the present has its star: Amandla Stenberg.
Stenberg has reportedly been solid because the lead character in The Acolyte, which is being developed by Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland. The present is set during the end of The High Republic era (which you’ll learn all about in various excellent books and comics at the moment out in shops), and with a title like The Acolyte, it’s prone to cope with some type of Pressure customers. Whether or not these individuals use the sunshine aspect or the darkish aspect, we don’t know. (“Acolyte” has a darkish aspect connotation in Star Wars.) The Illuminerdi first broke the information which was then confirmed by Variety and Deadline; io9 has reached out to Lucasfilm for remark and we are going to replace this put up ought to we hear again.
Nobody is precisely positive what function Stenberg is prone to play, solely that it’s most definitely the lead and possibly a personality named “Aura.” It doesn’t matter what the function is, although, it’s the lead of a Disney+ Star Wars present, making it the most important function of their profession to date. Stenberg first function to prominence once they performed the younger Rue within the unique Starvation Video games. From there, they did a number of roles culminating in essential popularity of the charged drama The Hate U Give. Earlier this 12 months, they had been seen within the controversial musical Pricey Evan Hansen. And now, they might be going to a galaxy far, distant, to a time even longer in the past.
We’ll have extra on The Acolyte because it breaks.
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