Disney+’s new live-action Star Wars series The Acolyte will reportedly begin production in February of next year.
The Acolyte has been described as a female-driven, action mystery thriller, with martial art elements that will take us into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging Dark Side powers in the final days of the High Republic Era. The series will reportedly take place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects.
Leslye Headland (Russian Doll) is serving as the show’s showrunner.
Casting for the series is currently underway and a director has not been attached to the project yet however there are some new rumblings that Lucasfilm is eyeing Kevin Smith to direct at least one episode of the series.
The report comes from a YouTube video by Mike Zeroh who says Kevin Smith has been in talks to come in and direct some episodes of the upcoming Star Wars: The Acolyte series. According to the rumor, Kevin Smith has been in talks with LucasFilm chief Kathleen Kennedy for some time now, looking for the right Star Wars project to take part in. You can see that video below:
Since nothing has been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, we will consider this a rumor for now.
Smith is known for writing and directing comedies Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma and several more. He recently worked on the He-Man reboot for Netflix, Masters of the Universe: Revelation which received an impressive 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, but only a 39% audience score.
A release date for Star Wars: The Acolyte has not been set yet.
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