“The Acolyte” Drops Two Stunning Teasers Ahead of Two-Episode June 4 Release

How talented is The Acolyte star Amanda Stenberg? In a new teaser for the latest live-action Star Wars series to arrive on Disney+, we get a chance to listen to Stenberg play a solo violin arrangement of John Williams’ deathless Star Wars score. Stenberg is the star of the new series, which comes from creator Lesyle Headland, and will tell the story of Stenberg’s Mae, a former Padawan who reconnects with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, leading them both into a confrontation with darker forces than they even knew existed.

Stenberg isn’t just an incredible performer, but as evidenced here, she is a wonderful musician, too:

This glimpse of Stenberg’s musical chops is also accompanied by a new teaser, which gives us fresh looks at Carrie-Anne Moss’s Jedi Master Indara, the first look ever at a live-action Wookie Jedi Master in Joonas Suotamo’s Kelnacca, Rebecca Henderson’s Vernestra Rwoh brandishing a light-whip and more.

When the first trailer for The Acolyte arrived, we were plunged into a thriller set at the end of the High Republic era when darkness rises in the galaxy after a brutal crime spree. That included a thrilling hand-to-hand combat scene between Moss’s Jedi Master Indara and Stenberg’s Mae, who was once a student of a Jedi Master played by Lee Jung-jae. The Acolyte will track Mae on her dangerous path and the growth of her formidable power. That aforementioned shocking crime spree is the killing of Jedis, and it brings these three together.

The cast also includes Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Dean-Charles Chapman.

Headland serves as creator and the director of the first two episodes, and she’s joined by a stellar crop of helmers—Kogonada (episodes 3 and 7), Alex Garcia Lopez (episodes 4 and 5), and Hanelle Culpepper (episodes 6 and 8). Composer Michael Abels, the man behind the music of Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us, scored the series.

For more on The Acolyte, check out these stories:

Darkness Rises in “The Acolyte” Trailer, Revealing a New Kind of “Star Wars” Series

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

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

Featured image: (L-R): Mae (Amandla Stenberg) and Jedi Master Indara (Carrie-Anne Moss) in Lucasfilm’s THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.


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