Amandla Stenberg Is Set To Lead the Star Wars series The Acolyte

Amandla Stenberg Is Set To Lead the Star Wars series The Acolyte

Amandla Stenberg will lead the Star Wars series The Acolyte. It is set a century before the events of The Phantom Menace. It will depict the galaxy at the peak of the era of the High Republic, when the Jedi were at their strongest and the Sith were believed to have been eradicated.

‘Star Wars’ official Twitter handle made this announcement through a post that Stenberg has newly added to the cast. The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.

Amandla Stenberg Is Set To Lead the Star Wars series The Acolyte

The Acolyte is developed by Leslye Headland for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as the series showrunner. “We’re taking a look at the political and personal and spiritual things that came up in a time period that we don’t know much about,” Headland told Vanity Fair in May. “My question when watching ‘The Phantom Menace’ was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to a point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?”

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Stenberg is best known for her role in the 2012 feature adaptation of “The Hunger Games”, “The Hate U Give”, “The Darkest Minds”, “Everything, Everything”, and the recent feature version of “Dear Evan Hansen,” playing Alana Beck. Stenberg has also appeared on television shows such as “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Eddy,” and “Mr. Robinson.”

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Elina Raven is an author and content writer for maxblizz. Elina completed her graduation in MA Screen Production - Screenwriting and Documentary at the University Of the West Of England, Bristol.

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