Star Wars Producer Hints at Season 2 of ‘The Acolyte’ Prior to Season 1 Premiere

Disney's 'The Acolyte', a New 'Star Wars' Series, Releases First Trailer!
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‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ marks the upcoming installment in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, set to debut on Disney+ on June 4th. It promises to offer a wholly unique adventure.

Taking place during the High Republic Era, also dubbed the Golden Age of the Jedi Order due to their vast numbers, the series aims to challenge the notion that Jedi alone wield the Force for good. Showrunner Leslye Headland appears poised to explore the idea that, given the right circumstances, the Jedi can be portrayed as bad guys.

The show unexpectedly sparked controversy online, largely stemming from its female-led cast and controversial statements made by Headland regarding Star Wars lore. These controversies led to rumors circulating a few weeks ago suggesting that the show had been canceled even before its release.

In a recent interview with SFX Magazine, producer Rayne Roberts hinted that the show might still receive a second season:

“We’ve got to get back into the writers’ room for season 2 to see where we’re at. We have some initial thoughts about what we want to do, but in terms of where the story will ultimately wrap up, that hasn’t been quite nailed down yet.”

This is fantastic news for those eagerly awaiting the show and disheartening for those hoping for its failure. The ensemble cast for the upcoming project features a diverse array of talent: Amandla Stenberg as Mae, a former padawan turned warrior; Lee Jung-Jae as Sol, a revered Jedi master; Manny Jacinto as Qimir, a former smuggler; Dafne Keen as Jecki Lon, a young Jedi; Jodie Turner-Smith as Mother Aniseya, leader of a coven of witches; Rebecca Henderson as Vernestra Rwoh, a Jedi Knight prodigy; Charlie Barnett as Yord Fandar, another Jedi; Carrie-Anne Moss as Indara, a Jedi Master; Joonas Suotamo as Kelnacca, a Wookiee Jedi master; and Amy Tsang. Additionally, Dean-Charles Chapman and Margarita Levieva are also part of the project.

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