Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Cast of “Star Wars: The Acolyte”

The cast of Star Wars: The Acolyte keeps getting better and better.

Disney+ has confirmed the cast for the upcoming series, and it includes Carrie-Anne Moss, fresh from reprising her iconic role as Trinity in The Matrix series. Moss joins Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials), Dean-Charles Chapman (1917), and Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna). It’s a great ensemble joining an already potent cast.

Moss and company are joining series lead Amanda Stenberg (The Hate You Give, Bodies Bodies Bodies), Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, After Yang), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll), and Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect Strangers).

The new series is led by writer/director/producer/showrunner Leslye Headland and is centered on Stenberg’s titular Acolyte, a term for a student studying the Dark Side under the instruction of a Sith Lord. The series is being billed as a mystery/thriller and is set during the final days of the High Republic era. I will be the first live-action Star Wars series to focus on the galaxy’s most feared and loathed force practitioners. The dark-side powers that will be on display in The Acolyte will put a former Padawan and her Jedi Master who are investigating a series of crimes to the test.

The Acolyte will join the galaxy’s growing list of live-action shows on Disney+, which includes The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Andor, which is currently streaming.

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“Star Wars: The Acolyte” Adds “Squid Game” Star Lee Jung-Ja

“Star Wars: The Acolyte” Adding Rising Star Jodie Turner-Smith

Featured image: Caption: CARRIE-ANNE MOSS as Trinity in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Venus Castina Productions’ “THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


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