Star Wars Gets a New Disney+ Show in ‘The Acolyte’
There was a TON of awesome news released yesterday as part of Disney’s Investors Day including several projects for Lucasfilm including a whole host of awesome Star Wars series!
If you were following along with MickeyBlog yesterday, you’ll know that Disney announced that Ahsoka Tano is getting her own show, possibly Cara Dune as well along with Cassian Andar and of course, Obi-Wan Kenobi!
In addition, there’s another project that we know little about but that has piqued our curiosity and that is Leslye Headland’s upcoming Star Wars-focused project called The Acolyte.
Leslye Headland brings a new @StarWars series to @DisneyPlus with The Acolyte. “The Acolyte” is 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.
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
For us here at MickeyBlog the teaser above leaves more questions than answers so we turned to an awesome article from IGN who places the show hundred of years before the Skywalker saga. They tell us that Acolyte which is being dubbed a mystery-thriller will take place in the final days of the High Republic Era.
Fans have been doing much speculating about what characters might crop up in this project with could potentially include the emergence of Darth Plagueis. Here’s some other early thoughts:
They said #TheAcolyte takes place near the end of the #HighRepublic Era. Is it a show from the Sith’s perspective as they try to rise again? Maybe The Acolyte is the master of Darth Plagueis? pic.twitter.com/Mm1vOtOTVl
— Patrick the Hutt (@patrickthehutt) December 11, 2020
I'm most excited for this. Sounds like it will be told from the prospective of the Sith. Could we see Darth Plagueis and Darth Tenebrous? How do they stay hidden from the Jedi. If a Jedi does findout about them do they simply kill them or do a force mind wipe or something? https://t.co/jQTWxNf6dp
— Rodian Ryan (@RodianRyan) December 11, 2020
Everything about this sounds so darn nice ❤️As a sith-nerd, this is dream stuff for me! https://t.co/QQ92mF3hpa
— Niklas Wilfer (@NWilfer88) December 11, 2020
Wilfer also went on to say in a subsequent post that Acolyte is a term often used for Sith underlings or agents for the Sith.
Though it is still very early days for the project and we don’t yet know what the plotline and characters will be, we find more often than not, the super fans are right! However, IGN does point out that there are other enemies mulling around during thisera in Star Wars history including Drengir and Nihil so we’ll have to wait and see!
This is a story that we’ll be following closely! Readers are encouraged to keep checking in with MickeyBlog for further news and updates!
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