There are new Star Wars shows in development that fans have been interested in, and today we’ve got some new information to share on one of those shows that I’ve been very excited about Star Wars: Acolyte.
Acolyte has been defined 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.” The High Republic is set 200 years before the Skywalker saga starts.
The project comes from showrunner Leslye Headland, and she said in a recent interview with Vanity Fair that many of the characters from the prequel trilogy “haven’t even been born yet.” She went on to share some extra details saying:
“We’re taking a look at the political and personal and spiritual things that came up in a time period that we don’t know much about. My question when watching The Phantom Menace was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to a point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?”
She went on to explain that the show takes place in a promising era for the galaxy, saying:
“We actually use the term the Renaissance, or the Age of Enlightenment. The Jedi uniforms are gold and white, and it’s almost like they would never get dirty. They would never be out and about. The idea is that they could have these types of uniforms because that’s how little they’re getting into skirmishes.”