“Star Wars” series “The Acolyte”: Are the Sith at the center of the story for the first time?

“Star Wars” series “The Acolyte”
Are the Sith at the center of the story for the first time?

The upcoming “Star Wars” series “The Acolyte” may be told from the perspective of the villains.

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Is a Star Wars story told from the villains’ perspective for the first time? At least that’s what one “The Acolyte” star suggests.

A real innovation is announced in the “Star Wars” universe. The highly anticipated streaming series “The Acolyte” by “Matryoshka” series creator Leslye Headland (42) is expected to appear on Disney+ next year. The series from a galaxy far, far away takes place around 100 years before the events of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” (1999) and tells of the rise of the dark side of the force.

The official synopsis for the show says so: “A former Padawan works with his Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they encounter are darker than they ever knew.” That sounds like a relatively familiar “Star Wars” plot about fighting evil. Like “The Acolyte” actress Dafne Keen (17) now, however, revealed to “TechRadar”.the Sith, who are on the dark side of the force, are not only the antagonists who occasionally intervene in the plot in the upcoming show.

“The Acolyte” is a “sith led story”

Rather, Keen’s comments suggest that the Sith are at the center of the plot in “The Acolyte” and that the story may be told from the villain’s perspective. “It’s a Sith-led story that’s never been done before,” the actress continued. According to Keen, the upcoming “Star Wars” series will be about “how the Sith infiltrate the Jedi”.

“The Acolyte” consists of eight episodes. Filming for the “Star Wars” series is currently underway. A launch on Disney+ is expected towards the end of next year.


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