‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ series, created by Leslye Headland, coming soon to Disney+

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Mae (Amandla Stenberg) appears in a scene from Lucasfilm’s series “Star Wars: The Acolyte.” [Disney+ photo]

Lucasfilm’s new live-action original series “Star Wars: The Acolyte” launches on June 4 with the first two episodes exclusively on Disney+.

In “Star Wars: The Acolyte,” an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems, according to a news release.

Along with Stenberg and Jung-jae, the series stars Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll”) created the series, based on “Star Wars” by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef.

Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are producers.

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (101 and 102) of “Star Wars: The Acolyte.”

South Korean-born American filmmaker Kogonada directed Episodes 103 and 107. Alex Garcia Lopez (Episodes 104 and 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Episodes 106 and 108) round out the directing duties on the series.

Award-winning composer Michael Abels, known for his work on “Get Out” and “Us,” scored “Star Wars: The Acolyte.”


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