Deadline has confirmed that Amandla Stenberg, star of The Hate U Give and Dear Evan Hansen, will lead the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ series The Acolyte. The series takes place during the waining days of the High Republic when dark-side powers are coming into play, prior to Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. No other details are available beyond the fact that Leslye Headland will be the showrunner. Production is expected to begin early next year.
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