The series will be set in the days before The Phantom Menace, in the twilight of the so-called High Republic.
Among the Star Wars series that are to come, it is very possible that The Acolyte and Lando are the most unnoticed. Let’s focus on the first. Not many details of The Acolyte are known, and that the series is almost ready to start filming this fall.
Created by Leslie Headland, the series is set approximately 100 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. This time coincides with the final bars of the so-called High Republic, the period of time that was born in the new canon with the new editorial line of Star Wars: The High Republic .
Amandla Stenberg was chosen to give life to the protagonist in the series, which promises to delve into the vicissitudes that surrounded the resurgence of the Dark Side before Sheev Palpatine launched his Machiavellian plan.
Now, thanks to Bespin Bulletin , we have been able to see the immense space where Star Wars: The Acolyte has begun to build its film set.
The series will follow in the footsteps of Andor and will preferably resort to practical spaces instead of sticking to the Volume (StageCraft) that Lucasfilm has in California.
Andor built an entire city to film the series, as its protagonists told us a few days ago . The space where The Acolyte is starting to build at Shinfield Studios in Berkshire, UK looks quite large, warranting a lot of hard work for the set design team.
Lucasfilm plans to start production on The Acolyte sometime in November, which could push the series’ premiere on Disney Plus to sometime in early 2024.
Meanwhile, Andor will land on the House of Mouse streaming platform on September 21, with the promise of offering us something remarkably different from the rest of Star Wars television productions.