The Acolyte is one of the most anticipated Star Wars offerings in modern times. Given that being secretive is one of the elements that make fans look forward to any project, not much information has been released to the public about this upcoming live-action series. But recently, new information emerged about who and what’s going on in the show’s writers’ room.
In 2021, Leslye Headland was announced as The Acolyte’s showrunner and executive producer. It was also reported that she had assembled a writers’ room to conceptualize and create the scripts for the series. We all know that screenplay is very important for the progress of any narrative, and fans are always in a position to hope that the upcoming series will land in the right hands of the writers who will take care of the story.
Masked in The Hollywood Reporter's new report, House of the Dragon writer and co-executive producer Charmaine DeGraté is one of the writers of Star Wars: The Acolyte, and she also serves as the show's co-executive producer. House of the Dragon is Game of Thrones’ first spinoff that gathered enormous viewership and positive remarks from critics in 2022, and if one of its writers will also write the upcoming Star Wars series, fans are sure in for a treat.
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DeGraté first teased about working on a Star Wars project in an interview with Black Girl Nerds back in the fall. Despite confirming her participation in the live-action series, she remained tight-lipped on the intimate details about the project, including the title, but thanks to the newly unveiled information, fans already know what it is as of now.
Aside from writing the fifth episode of the first season of House of the Dragon, DeGraté was also part of the room in The CW’s The 100. Her television work has made a mark in Hollywood, and in addition to penning the script for Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Atlantis, she also worked on Prime Video’s upcoming series Daisy Jones & The Six.
The Acolyte is currently filming all over the UK and it will feature Amandla Stenberg in the lead role. The rest of the cast includes Lee Jung-Jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Margarita Levieva in a guest role.
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Three months into production, The Acolyte is expected to film until May, targeting a release date sometime in 2024. Fans hope that more information or some concept art will be announced during Star Wars Celebration this April.