Amandla Stenberg to star in ‘Star Wars’ series ‘The Acolyte’

Amandla Stenberg is in talks to star as lead in Star Wars Disney Plus series The Acolyte, the live-action Star Wars series will be directed by Leslye Headland.

The Acolyte is a mystery thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.

However the details of Stenberg are not revealed yet. Along with direction Headland will serve as writer, executive producer.

Stenberg, who received critical acclaim for her lead role in The Hate U Give, recently appeared in Universal’s adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. Her recent television credits include The Eddy, Drunk History, New Yokio, Mr. Robinson and Sleepy Hollow. They are also known for their work in The Hunger Games, Everything, Everything and will appear in Bodies, Bodies and Ozi.

Earlier in 2020, Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the project on 4 May.

The show is slated to begin production in mid-2022.