It’s been exactly two years since Disney Plus announced that Leslye Headland, co-creator of Russian Doll, would be running Star Wars’ The Acolyte for them.
Murmurs of important updates about a potential commencement date for production or a release date window appear every few months, but the most recent significant news regarding the project came four months ago, when The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg was cast in the lead role.
However, a new research from The Illuminerdi has offered up some fresh information, and while none of the information has been verified or corroborated as of yet by Disney or Lucasfilm, the newspaper did disclose that Stenberg was set to star in The Acolyte before the news was announced.
According to the report, a 50-year-old man with a young girl between the ages of 8 and 10 will be playing the role of Paul in an upcoming episodic spinoff set after the High Republic era, while Miri, a recurring guest star who is around eight years old, will be played by a child.
Not only that, but cameras will start rolling in October and continue until May 2023, suggesting yet another delay for The Acolyte in getting started. Let’s hope things don’t get pushed back again since fans have been waiting a long time to discover the mysteries of the mysteriously alluring fresh take on the Star Wars mythos.