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Final Trailer for ‘The Acolyte’ Teases Terrifying Sith Lord

Key Points: 

  • The final trailer for the upcoming Star Wars series The Acolyte offers a glimpse of the show’s mysterious Sith Lord villain.
  • Showrunner Leslye Headland teased that the unnamed character is her favorite in the series.
  • The Acolyte explores a time when Sith sightings were rare in the High Republic Era.

The final trailer for the Star Wars series The Acolyte has been released, teasing a terrifying Sith Lord villain. Ahead of the show’s premiere on Disney+ on June 4, the new trailer provides a sneak peek at the menacing character wielding a red lightsaber as they prepare for a battle with Sol (Lee Jung-jae).

‘The Acolyte’ Final Trailer Unveils Mysterious Sith Lord Villain

The Acolyte
The Acolyte

While the character remains unnamed, showrunner Leslye Headland teased to, “I’ll just say that they’re my favorite character.” The trailer also showcases new key art for the series, building anticipation for the show’s launch.

Headland explained her creative direction for The Acolyte, aiming to portray the Jedi as “the institution” during the height of their power in the High Republic Era. She noted her interest in exploring a time when Sith sightings were rare, saying, “Like it’s a thing I’ve heard of, but it’s not a thing that you would ever consider you’d be interacting with.”

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Showrunner Compares ‘The Acolyte’ to ‘Russian Doll’

The Acolyte
The Acolyte

According to CBR, Headland compared The Acolyte’s mystery elements to the series Russian Doll, saying, “It’s similar to Russian Doll, which was really about giving the audience information episode by episode, this spiral of storytelling.” She teased that the show will continuously surprise viewers with unexpected twists and turns.

The official logline for The Acolyte reads,

An investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past. As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems…”

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The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss. Headland executive produces with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jason Micallef, and Jeff F. King.

The first two episodes of The Acolyte will premiere on Disney+ on June 4, 2024.

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