May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+

By: Greg Gately

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+. Star Wars fan holiday “May the 4th’ has come and gone, we are now on Revenge of the 5th! While everyone was celebrating the day on their way, we went to Galaxy’s Edge here at Disney World and then came home and watched Tales of the Empire, some may have missed the new The Acolyte trailer.

Star Wars “The Acolyte” –

In celebration of the annual Star Wars fan holiday, Disney+ debuted an exciting, brand-new trailer and poster for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series The Acolyte. The thrilling, suspenseful live-action series launches on Tuesday, June 4, with the first two episodes, exclusively on Disney+.

InThe Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems.

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+
(Center): Jedi Padawan Jecki Lon (Dafne Keen) in Lucasfilm’s THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Leslye Headland created the series, based on Star Wars by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are the producers.

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (Eps. 101 & 102). Directors Kogonada (Eps. 103 & 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (Eps. 104 & 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Eps. 106 & 108) round out the directing duties on the series.

Award-winning composer Michael Abels, known for his work on Get Out and Us, scored The Acolyte.

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+
May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+

Star Wars “Tales of the Empire” Debuts

The Republic has fallen and now a new Empire will rise.

Star Wars: Tales of the Empire, a new six-part animated anthology in the style of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, has arrived on Disney+.

Created by Dave Filoni, the series of shorts devotes three episodes each to established characters revealing key moments not previously explored on screen. In Tales of the Empire, journey into the fearsome Galactic Empire through the eyes of two warriors on divergent paths — Nightsister Morgan Elsbeth and former Jedi Barriss Offee. We’ll learn how a young Morgan survives the annihilation of her clan and navigates the expanding Imperial galaxy on a path of vengeance in alliance with Thrawn. Meanwhile, former Jedi Padawan Offee gets a second chance as a member of the Inquisitorius serving the Sith Lord Darth Vader. The choices they make will define their destinies.

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+
May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+

The talented voice cast includes several returning members of the Star Wars family: Diana Lee Inosanto (Morgan Elsbeth), Meredith Salenger (Barriss Offee), Rya Kihlstedt (Lyn, aka Fourth Sister), Wing T. Chao (Wing), Lars Mikkelsen (Thrawn), Jason Isaacs (Grand Inquisitor) and Matthew Wood (General Grievous).

Filoni serves as supervising director and executive producer along with Athena Yvette Portillo and Carrie Beck. Josh Rimes serves as co-executive producer and Alex Spotswood is the senior producer.

Long live the Empire.

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars The Acolyte Trailer and Poster, Plus Tales of the Empire Debuts on Disney+

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