Jodie Turner-Smith is the latest star to join The Acolyte Star Wars series starring Amandla Stenberg.
The Acolyte is one of the most mysterious Star Wars projects in development at Lucasfilm. The series is being developed by Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland and will take place towards the end of the untapped High Republic era.
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At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Lucasfilm finally confirmed The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg would lead the series, and Deadline is now reporting that Jodie Turner-Smith will also be part of the cast.
Jodie Turner-Smith is best known for her roles in Queen & Slim and Anne Boleyn, and her casting might be confirmed by Lucasfilm later this week with their upcoming D23 presentation. No details are provided on who Turner-Smith will portray in The Acolyte, but based on recent rumors regarding the show, she could be playing a character who is related to whoever Amandla Stenberg is portraying.
Here is the synopsis for Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars series hitting Disney Plus, Andor:
“The ‘Andor’ series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”
Andor stars Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly. Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, and Beau Willimon served as the writers of the Star Wars series while Toby Haynes, Susanna White, and Benjamin Caron directed the episodes.
Andor will premiere Disney Plus on September 21, 2022, with three episodes. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The Acolyte, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!