The Acolyte, the new Star Wars TV series will be more inclusive

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Is called The Acolyte and it’s the new TV series coming to Disney+ from a galaxy far away. The project will in fact be set at the end of the High Republic, or 100 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The new TV series by license plate star wars, for actor Charlie Barnett, it will be “complex and layered“, but not only. The Acolyte it will in fact also be the most inclusive project among the many sci-fi adventures of the franchise created by George Lucas: this is confirmed by the protagonists of the series themselves. The eight episodes of The Acolyte they will be available in 2024.

Statements from the cast: “A dream come true”

The Acolytethe new TV series by Star Wars, it will be more inclusive: to ascertain it, it was the cast of the project during the Dagobah Dispatch podcast by Entertainment Weekly. American actress Amandla Stenbergknown for playing Rue in Hunger Gamesin fact he revealed as follows: “You see the progress that Star Wars is doing across the board in all streaming series. The world of fantasy and science fiction in general hasn’t always seemed like a safe space for people of color. So being a part of projects that are ushering in inclusion and safety for black nerds, it is a dream come true”. In fact, more and more films and TV series are moving towards inclusive casting, thus responding to a wider audience, with new and different identification needs. Even the choices of The Acolyte, so, highlight particular attention in the inclusion of interpreters capable of representing all the nuances of the fans: the British actress and model of Jamaican origin Jodie Turner-Smith, in fact stated that inclusiveness in the casting choices was the decisive key element for taking part in the project. “I’m thrilled to contribute an addition to the lexicon and lore of very complex female characters,” she said. According to a recent rumor, Abigail Thorn will also be in the cast of the project, who will play a transgender character.

The Acolyte, what we know so far

The Acolyte will focus on the emergence of dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. The plot of The Acolytein fact, will take place about 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, and therefore long before the Skywalker saga. The protagonist is Amandla Stenberg, as she herself confirmed on Instagram after months of speculation; next to her, we find then Jodie Turner-Smith and the actor of Squid Game Lee Jung-jae. Again, in the cast we also see the presence of Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss, Margarita Levieva and Joonas Suotamo. During Star Wars Celebration 2023, it was announced that the series will arrive in the course of 2024.