‘The Acolyte’ Trailer Finally Reveals The ‘Star Wars’ Show’s Terrifying Villain

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In celebration of May the 4th, Lucasfilm just released the trailer to their latest Star Wars show The Acolyte which finally gives us a glimpse of who the villain will be.

“Last night…a jedi was murdered,” the trailer says in the opening. Check out the embed below:

Disney also released the new one sheet for The Acolyte.

In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems….

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Leslye Headland created the series, based on Star Wars by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are the producers.

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (Eps. 101 & 102). Directors Kogonada (Eps. 103 & 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (Eps. 104 & 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Eps. 106 & 108) round out the directing duties on the series.

Award-winning composer Michael Abels, known for his work on Get Out and Us, scored The Acolyte.

The live-action series launches on Tuesday, June 4, with the first two episodes, exclusively on Disney+. The Acolyte is poised to offer audiences a unique story set roughly a century before Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

As The Acolyte gears up for its debut, Star Wars fans are excited to see what Leslye Headland will bring to the universe. Stay tuned for the latest news from a galaxy far, far away.

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.