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‘Someone’s Killing Jedi’ in Star Wars: The Acolyte Trailer — Watch, Get Disney+ Release Date

Not 24 hours after setting set a Tuesday, June 4 release date, Disney+’s next live-action Star Wars series, The Acolyte, has released a haunting trailer.

The preview above introduces is to the characters of Mae, Master Sol and Master Indara — respectively played by Amandla Stenberg (The Eddy), Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) — offers a peek of the Wookiee Jedi named Kelnacca (Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Joonas Suotamo), and then reveals that the series will have a double-episode premiere.

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Created by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), The Acolyte is described as a “mystery thriller” and promises to “take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era,” according to the official logline. “A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but discovers the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.”

“If Star Wars is about the underdog versus the institution, [in The Acolyte] the Jedi are the institution,” Headland tells StarWars.com.

“What went wrong?” posits Headland. “And if the bad guys are actually the underdog, it just seemed like a cool reversal.”

In addition to those named above, the cast also includes Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna) as Mirialan Jedi Vernestra Rwoh, Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials) as the half-Theelin/half-human Jedi Jecki, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones).

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