One of Lucasfilm’s most anticipated upcoming projects, The Acolyte is shaping up to be one of the most interesting Star Wars series yet. Showrunner Leslye Headland recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly’s Dagobah Dispatch Podcast to discuss the upcoming series and what we can expect to see. Headland reconfirmed that this project will be the earliest on the timeline that we have seen in live-action. The show is set after the events of The High Republic and leads into George Lucas’s beloved prequel trilogy
Headland stated that this story will be from a point of view that we have yet to see in the Star Wars universe.
“I think what makes this show different and interesting is that it’s from the perspective of the bad guys or villains of Star Wars,” Headland told Dagobah Dispatch.
A show told by the likes of the Sith, or at least dark-side users is certainly a change from other projects we’ve seen in the past. Most fans would automatically assume that because The Acolyte is shaping up to be a dark side centered story, The Jedi will be absent, but they’d be wrong. Showrunner Headland assured fans that this series will feature “More Jedi than You’ve seen in any other Star Wars content”
No Jedi have been named or confirmed for the show. Someone we know who will be alive and kicking during this series is none other than Master Yoda. Yoda has trained Jedi for 800 years, and given that this is during a time when the Jedi are supposed to be thriving, there’s no telling if we see Yoda. Regardless, given that this series still takes place sometime before the prequels, we are bound to meet quite a few Jedi who are new to the Star Wars universe, or at least in live-action that is.
Headland also mentioned how this series will feature some morally ambiguous characters as well. Given that the main characters will be dark-side users, that does not come as a shock. The excited showrunner was not shy to hype up her upcoming series and stated exactly what we can anticipate.
“I think I can say this pretty confidently, I don’t think you’re going to see action in other shows the way you see it used and utilized in our show.”