Logan's Dafne Keene Reportedly Joins New Star Wars Disney+ Show

By Savannah Sanders Updated:
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Lucasfilm has reportedly cast Logan actress Dafne Keen in the studio's upcoming Star Wars Disney+ series, The Acolyte.

Anticipation may be high for the return of The Mandalorian and Ahsoka's solo series, but Lucasfilm's upcoming slate has more to offer than just familiar faces. 

Expected to release on Disney+ in 2024, The Acolyte not only promises to explore the dark side of the Force, but also the High Republic. 

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." 

Keen will be joined by Amandla Stenberg as the series lead, along with Jodi Smith-Turner and Lee Jung-Jae

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.

- In This Article: The Acolyte
Release Date
June 04, 2024
Amandla Stenberg
Dafne Keen
Jodie Turner-Smith
- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.