Leslye Headland Star Wars Series News


The Acolyte Release Date, Cast, Rumors and more (See all Leslye Headland Star Wars Series articles here)

Development & Production


Rumor
Nov. 03, 2021
'The Acolyte' was rumored to begin production in early Summer 2022.   (The Illuminerdi)
Rumor
Nov. 03, 2021
'The Acolyte' was rumored to have 'Paradox' as its working title.   (The Illuminerdi)
Quote
Jun. 29, 2021
Leslye Headland explained how her personal experience with 'The Phantom Menace' influenced 'The Acolyte,' explaining that she has always "buzzed around that area" and wondered "what happened to lead up" to the series.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jun. 24, 2021
'The Acolyte' was rumored to begin production in London in February 2022.   (Discussing Film)
Quote
Jun. 21, 2021
Leslye Headland said that 'The Acolyte' will be influenced by George Lucas' political themes.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
The title of the upcoming Star Wars series from Leslye Headland was confirmed to be 'The Acolyte.'   (Lucasfilm)
Quote
Nov. 08, 2020
Leslye Headland revealed that she has been working on 'The Acolyte' for a little over a year.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Jul. 07, 2020
Leslye Headland said that she felt "incredibly grateful and lucky" to be developing 'The Acolyte.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
May. 04, 2020
Lucasfilm announced that Leslye Headland was developing an untitled new Star Wars series for Disney+.   (Lucasfilm)
Report
Apr. 22, 2020
A Leslye Headland-developed Star Wars show was reported to be in the works.   (Variety)
Report
Apr. 22, 2020
'The Acolyte' was reported to be female-centric.   (Variety)

Crew


Official
Dec. 23, 2020
Rayne Roberts was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'The Acolyte' as co-developer.   (Lucasfilm)
Report
Apr. 22, 2019
Leslye Headland was reported to be the showrunner and writer for her Star Wars series.   (Variety)

Cast


Rumor
Nov. 03, 2021
'The Acolyte' was rumored to be looking for a woman of color in her late teens to early twenties as its lead star.   (The Illuminerdi)

Plot


Quote
Jun. 29, 2021
Leslye Headland said that she hopes that 'The Acolyte' would live up to 'The Mandalorian's accessibility to general fans.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Mar. 24, 2021
The High Republic author Cavan Scott revealed that the novel and comic plans “predated” ‘The Acolyte’ by a “good number of years,” so didn't impact what they were working on.   (Cast/Crew)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'The Acolyte' was confirmed to set towards the end of the High Republic era and promises to explore the dark side.   (Lucasfilm)

Apr. 22, 2020
'The Acolyte' was reported to be set in a different part of the timeline than the other current Star Wars projects.   (Variety)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'The Acolyte' was confirmed to be a mystery-thriller.   (Lucasfilm)

Apr. 22, 2020
'The Acolyte' was reported to be a female-driven action thriller with martial arts elements.   (Deadline)
Quote
Nov. 09, 2020
Leslye Headland teased that 'The Acolyte' will touch an unknown part of the timeline while also hinting that the project will have an "Indiana Jones-like" feel.   (Cast/Crew)