Cameras are still rolling on Star Wars: The Acolyte, and according to Bespin Bulletin, production is currently taking place in Berkshire's Arborfield Green. That's near the show's home base, Shinfield Studios, and while she's yet to be spotted on set, we may finally have some news on Dafne Keen's mysterious character.
The actress, who many of you will know best for playing Laura/X-23 in 2017's Logan, has since starred in HBO's His Dark Materials, growing up a lot in the process.
The now 18-year-old clearly has a bright future ahead, and while we don't know what role she'll play in a story that reportedly sees the Sith begin their infiltration of the Jedi Order, her character may have a name: Jecki. That intel comes our way courtesy of Keen's talent agency, though it may well be a codename.
After all, Amandla Stenberg's character was named "Aura" while casting was taking place, while Lee Jung-Jae's Jedi has been referred to as "Paul." We don't anticipate hearing either of those names in The Acolyte, but Jecki sounds like a much better fit for this franchise.
With the story taking place prior to The Phantom Menace, there are those who expect it to reveal the origin story of Darth Plagueis, the powerful Sith Master who would one day take Sheev Palpatine under his wing. Whatever the case may be, we anticipate exploring a new side of this Galaxy as the Sith rise up and a deadly new threat to peace is revealed.
Star Wars: The Acolyte is described as, "a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated."
The cast of the series includes Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Carrie-Ann Moss, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, and Dean-Charles Chapman.
The Acolyte will stream exclusively on Disney+, though a premiere date has yet to be revealed.