‘Jedi Are Being Hunted’ in Star Wars: The Acolyte Trailer — Watch, Get Disney+ Release Date

Disney+ on Saturday released a haunting new trailer for its next live-action Star Wars series, The Acolyte, which will premiere its first two episodes on Tuesday, June 4.

The video sets the scene for a mysterious war being waged against the Jedi as dark secrets about the past emerge. An earlier trailer released in March (watch below) first introduced us to the characters of Mae, Master Sol and Master Indara — respectively played by Amandla Stenberg (The Eddy), Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) — and offered a peek of the Wookiee Jedi named Kelnacca (Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Joonas Suotamo).

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Created by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), The Acolyte is described as a “mystery thriller” and promises to “take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era,” according to the official logline. “A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but discovers the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.”

“If Star Wars is about the underdog versus the institution, [in The Acolyte] the Jedi are the institution,” Headland tells StarWars.com.

“What went wrong?” posits Headland. “And if the bad guys are actually the underdog, it just seemed like a cool reversal.”

In addition to those named above, the cast also includes Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna) as Mirialan Jedi Vernestra Rwoh, Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials) as the half-Theelin/half-human Jedi Jecki, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones).

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