Deadline has reported that Jodie Turner-Smith (Anne Boleyn) is finalizing a deal to join the cast The acolytethe latest Star wars series in development for Disney+.
The acolyte developed by Leslye Headland (Russian doll) and will take place during High Republic era, a golden age of the Jedi that hasn’t been explored in live-action. The series is described as a “mystery thriller that will take us into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and new Dark Side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.” Amandla Stenberg (The body, bodies, bodies) plays to lead in The acolytebut it is not known who Jodie Turner-Smith will play.
Production on The acolyte expected to begin in London later this year. Leslye Headland has previously teased that the series’ origins stemmed from questions she had while watching The Phantom Menace. “How did we get to the point where a Sith Lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it?said Headland.What went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment? So I would say that. This is how I would describe it to my friends, especially my non-Star Wars friends.” In addition to exploring an era we don’t know much about, we haven’t seen one either Star wars series revolve around Dark Side characters. “I think if you want to explore Star Wars from the perspective of the bad guys, the best time to do it is when the bad guys are wildly outnumbered,” Næs teased. “When they are actually underdogs, for lack of a better term.“
Jodie Turner-Smith will next be seen in the lead role alongside Adam Driver White noise. The apocalyptic black comedy film was written and directed by Noah Baumbach and recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival. “At once amusing and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic,” reads the official synopsis. “White noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.” White noise will begin streaming on Netflix on December 30.