Since this period within the Star Wars timeline has never been seen on screen, the list of new stars joining the Lucasfilm family continues to grow, especially now that filming for the series is underway.
Star Wars Casts Logan Actress Dafne Keen
In the latest episode of The Hot Mic with Jeff and John, via Above The Line, insiders Jeff Sneider and John Rocha reported that Logan actress Dafne Keen is set to join the galaxy far, far away.
According to Sneider, "she is wrapping up a deal to join The Acolyte."
Why The Acolyte's Star Wars Cast is Significant
Now that filming is finally in progress for The Acolyte, Star Wars fans should expect to hear more casting news in the coming weeks.
However, so far, the show's casting decisions have been notable and likely strategic.
Lucasfilm reportedly had Amandla Stenberg in mind for the series from the start, and Lee Jung-Jae was a huge get considering his successful role in Netflix's Squid Game.
Having Keen join this talented, established cast is another huge win, especially considering her widely-acclaimed performance in 2017's Logan, as well as her current role in HBO's His Dark Materials.
Just what her role will entail, however, remains to be seen, as do many details surrounding this secretive series. While The Acolyte has been on the Star Wars Disney+ docket since 2020, the studio has largely kept the show under wraps.
What fans do know is that Russian Doll's Leslye Headland is serving as the showrunner and that The Acolyte has been described as a mystery-thriller.
The genre certainly fits the series as audiences know it right now; but with Keen's casting, and more on the way, that may soon change.
The Acolyte is expected to debut on Disney+ in 2024.