Created by Russian Doll co-creator and playwright Leslye Headland, The Acolyte is set nearing the end of the High Republic’s time.
The series takes place about a century before the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and follows a former Padawan with her Jedi master as they investigate crimes, leading to discover more sinister forces at work.
One of The Acolyte stars, Manny Jacinto, has revealed new details about his character on the Star Wars show.
“[My character] is a citizen, he’s a guy within this galaxy who gets pulled into this larger mission within the High Republic and the Jedi.” Jacinto said in a recent interview with Collider.
Jacinto added, “So, whether he likes it or not, he’s kinda in this world.”
The 35-year-old actor proceeded to tell more about his role without giving so much away. At least one thing is clear: he doesn’t get to wield a lightsaber.
“My extent of playing with the lightsabers is stealing [Dafne Keen’s] or Charlie [Barnett’s] lightsabers and taking selfies in the locker room.” Jacinto shared, “So I don’t really get to do that much.”
The Good Place star went on to say how, in spite of being jealous of their lightsabers, he praised their performances, nonetheless.
“But it’s cool watching them work and do their thing. I’m always in awe, especially with these guys getting to do that.” Jacinto said.
Without missing a beat, Jacinto suggested he could talk to the show creator and have him get his own lightsaber next season.
“So I think I’m jealous. I’ll talk to Leslye again, maybe do something next season.”
That said, could Jacinto be hinting at a The Acolyte Season 2 already in the works? Stay tuned for more updates on this story!
Star Wars: The Acolyte premieres on Disney+ sometime in 2024.