First Trailer for “The Acolyte” Welcomes You to the Dark Side

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Screenshot from "The Acolyte"

Disney+ has given us several amazing Star Wars series since its launch, and there’s more where that came from! The first trailer for The Acolyte is here, and it’s inviting you to explore the dark side of the Force this spring.

When Lucasfilm and Disney+ first announced this project, they described it as “a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.”

The Acolyte will take us a century before The Phantom Menace, and it centers on a respected Jedi master Sol (Lee Jung-jae), who must face a former Padawan Mae (Amandla Stenberg), a dangerous warrior from his past. They travel down a dark path, facing forces much more sinister than they ever anticipated.

In addition to Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) and Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) in the lead roles, this Disney+ series will also star Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Dafne Keen (Logan), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Rebecca Henderson (Single Drunk Female), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Matrix).

The Acolyte was created for Disney+ by the Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland. The first two episodes of the eight-episode series will premiere on June 4.