Star Wars: The Acolyte Release Date Schedule of Episodes (Confirmed)

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The Acolyte, Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Carrie-Anne Moss

New episodes of Star Wars stories are coming to Disney+ as the schedule of episode release dates for The Acolyte was confirmed.

As part of a lighter year for Star Wars on Disney+ with only three new projects being released, The Acolyte will kick off the summer with the first-ever look at the High Republic era in live-action.

The High Republic era begins about a century before the events of 1999's Episode I: The Phantom Menace, spotlighting the Jedi at the height of their powers while the Sith first emerge in this series.

The Acolyte's Disney+ Release Schedule Confirmed

Star Wars: The Acolyte Yord and Lee Jung-jae
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Disney+ confirmed the official release date schedule for Star Wars' The Acolyte, the franchise's next streaming exclusive.

After first being primed for a broad Summer 2024 release, The Acolyte is officially confirmed to debut on Tuesday, June 4. The first two episodes will be available to stream that day on Disney+ at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Episodes will then be released weekly every Tuesday at the same time, although only the first five episodes were confirmed. It is expected that Episodes 6-8 will follow suit the following Tuesdays, meaning the season will end on July 16.

The confirmed release dates for The Acolyte are as follows, with each episode premiering at 9 p.m. ET:

  • Episode 1 - Tuesday, June 4
  • Episode 2 - Tuesday, June 4
  • Episode 3 - Tuesday, June 11
  • Episode 4 - Tuesday, June 18
  • Episode 5 - Tuesday, June 25

What Will Happen in The Acolyte?

The Acolyte will focus on an ex-Jedi padawan, played by Amandla Stenberg, who teams up with her former master to investigate a string of crimes, uncovering secrets about the Sith in the process.

A recent trailer shows that Stenberg is confirmed to play two separate characters in this show, bringing a major twist to the villain for this High Republic-era adventure.

Rumors hinted that Darth Plagueis could finally be realized after his name was dropped in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, adding new depth to the Dark Side of the Force as its history is explored.

The series will also bring a record-setting number of Jedi into the equation, giving the Disney+ side of Star Wars more action than ever following shows like The Mandalorian and Andor.

The Acolyte will begin its run on Disney+ on Tuesday, June 4 with a two-episode premiere at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.