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DISNEY+ SHARES PHOTOS FROM “THE ACOLYTE” SCREENING EVENT IN NEW YORK

Lucasfilm’s New, Live-Action Series Streaming Exclusively on Disney+


Image Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Image Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Image Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Disney+ has released photos from tonight’s special screening event in New York for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series “The Acolyte.” Stars Amandla Stenberg, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson and Margarita Levieva joined Leslye Headland, creator and executive producer, to celebrate the series premiere tomorrow, June 4. The special screening featured the first two episodes of the thrilling, live-action series, and both episodes will be available tomorrow at launch, exclusively on Disney+.

  

InThe 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….

 

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

 

Leslye Headland 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 the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are the producers.

 

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (Eps. 101 & 102). Directors Kogonada (Eps. 103 & 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (Eps. 104 & 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Eps. 106 & 108) round out the directing duties on the series.

 

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

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