Is STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Getting A Second Season? New Update Clears Up The Prequel's Future

Is STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Getting A Second Season? New Update Clears Up The Prequel's Future

A new report claims to shed light on whether the upcoming Star Wars TV series, The Acolyte, is getting a second season, but will Disney's plan to scale back on streaming content put an end to the idea?

By JoshWilding - Nov 14, 2023 09:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: StarWarsNews.net

There have been rumblings about The Acolyte getting a second season for some time now, but even though it's yet to be confirmed, it sounds like this is still very much the plan at Lucasfilm. 

According to StarWarsNews.net, the Star Wars TV series - set hundreds of years before The Phantom Menace - a second season is currently "planned." As of now, it's unclear whether it's entered development, especially after delays caused by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. 

The Acolyte producer Karyn McCarthy is suing Disney and Lucasfilm after she was fired from the series and, in her lawsuit, it was confirmed the studios had assured her "the story arc of the show, as well as the company’s business plans, called for The Acolyte to run for multiple seasons."

Current Disney CEO Bob Iger is looking to cut costs and reduce the company's streaming output, meaning it's unclear whether that's going to ultimately lead to a reduction in Star Wars content on television. We know the plan is to get this Galaxy Far, Far Away back into theaters in the long run but Star Wars has found a huge amount of success on the small screen since The Mandalorian launched in 2019. 

Production on The Acolyte is thought to have concluded back in June, and while we'd initially hoped to see the series hit Disney+ this year, both that and Skeleton Crew are now gearing up to be released in 2024 instead. 

Very little has been revealed about the show - fans at Star Wars Celebration were treated to a teaser trailer - but fans remain hopeful it informs what we've seen throughout the rest of this franchise (speculation Darth Plagueis is a lead character continues to be a hot-button topic online).  

The Acolyte will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era with the story of former Padawan who reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes but discovers the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated. 

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

In addition to writing and directing, Leslye Headland serves as an executive producer with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson produce. As for the rest of the show's writing team, that's said to include Jason Milcallef, Charmaine De Grate, Jasmyne Flournoy, Eileen Shim, Claire Kiechef, Kor Adana, Cameron Squires, Jocelyn Bioh, and Jen Richards.

The Acolyte is currently expected to premiere on Disney+ in 2024.

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DevilsDreams
DevilsDreams - 11/14/2023, 10:18 AM
The First season isn't even out yet... aren't they being a little premature?

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