30 Dec 2020 1:14 PM +00:00 UTC

Veteran Star Wars Producer Rayne Roberts to Co-Develop Star Wars: The Acolyte Disney+ Series

With plenty of live-action Star Wars shows getting released, one of the most intriguing series is Star Wars: The Acolyte. The Disney+ series is set within the final days of the High Republic. The series will get some company from the Star Wars: Rebels producer Rayne Roberts.

Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland is developing the series. It is described as a mystery-thriller that will be taking viewers to a galaxy of shadowy secrets and the emerging dark-side powers within the final days of the High Republic era. The listing on Lucasfilm's website lists Star Wars: Rebels producer Rayne Roberts, joining Headland and co-developing the Acolyte series, which was announced in the last Disney Investor Day on December 2020.

Star Wars: Rebels scene with Obi-Wan and Darth Vader.
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Credit: Lucasfilm

Roberts serves as the Vice President of Film Development at Lucasfilm. She is also involved in the creative development of Star Wars: Rebels. She also worked on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


Regarding the Acolyte project, Headland stated, "I would say it's in a pocket of the universe and a pocket of the timeline that we don't know much about. That's what I can say. Just because my show is technically, yes, 'female-centric', meaning it centers around a female protagonist, I don't think that necessarily excludes men from that space. I relate to male characters all the time. I root for Mando. I root for Luke... An inclusive space means an inclusive space. But at the same time, I think that just because something has a female protagonist doesn't necessarily mean it's only for women.

Aside from the Star Wars: Acolyte series, Disney also revealed other projects including Obi-Wan Kenobiand Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Other projects were spinoffs of the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian, which are Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic. The Mandalorian season 2 finale revealed another series titled The Book of Boba Fett.

Star Wars: Acolyte is currently under development.

Also Read: Will The Book of Boba Fett Replace The Mandalorian Season 3?