‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’: Jodie Turner-Smith is in talks to join the cast of the series
According to Deadline (via Screen Rant), Jodie Turner-Smith (‘Queen & Slim’) is in talks to join the cast of ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte‘, an upcoming TV series set a century before ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace‘.
For now, there are still no details on the character she should play, if she is hired.
So far, the only confirmed actress is Amandla Stenberg (‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘The Hatred You Sow’), which will be the protagonist of the attraction developed by Disney+.
The production is being described as a thriller set in the final days of the High Republic Era, and the plot will unearth “a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging powers from the Dark Side of the Force”.
A few weeks ago, The Disinsider Show announced that the series should feature some characters from the acclaimed game ‘Knights of the Old Republic‘.
The attraction is said to feature the live-action debut of villains Darth Revan, Darth Bane, Darth Nihilus and Darth Malak.
Although there is nothing confirmed about the characters mentioned so far, the High Republic is an era that has been increasingly explored by the Lucasfilm through novels, comics and games… So it makes sense that they would be able to show up in the episodes.
No premiere date yet,Star Wars: The Acolyte’ bring Leslye Headland (‘Russian Doll’) as executive producer, screenwriter and showrunner.
In May, the filmmaker gave some details about the plot.
“Many of the characters from the Skywalker era aren’t even born yet. We are working in political, spiritual and personal environments that emerged in a period of time that we don’t know much about. How did we get to a point where a Sith Lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi realize it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?’”
“We actually use the term Renaissance, or Age of Enlightenment. Jedi uniforms are gold and white, and it’s almost as if they never get dirty. They would never be out there roaming the universe. The idea is that they could have these types of uniforms because they’re seen more as symbols of peace than the warriors we’ve seen in the movies.”
Remembering that filming is scheduled to begin during the North American fall (between September and November).
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