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Wonderful Featurette on Lee Jung-jae Starring in ‘The Acolyte’ Series


Wonderful Featurette on Lee Jung-jae Starring in ‘The Acolyte’ Series

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May 21, 2024
Source: YouTube

“You carry a Jedi weapon, but you are no Jedi.” Disney+ has revealed a behind-the-scenes featurette for the Star Wars series called The Acolyte, which will start streaming in June. Showrun by Bachelorette and “Russian Doll” creator Leslye Headland. At the end of the High Republic era in a time of “shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers”, approximately 100 years before The Phantom Menace. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes against Jedi, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated. This series stars Amandla Stenberg as Mae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Margarita Levieva, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jedi master Indara, and Joonas Suotamo as Wookiee Jedi master Kelnacca. This video focuses on talented Korean actor Lee Jung-jae as Jedi master Sol (who they all refer to as “JJ”). His appearance in this series as Sol is one of the main reasons I’m excited to watch this. I dig him and I’m glad they gave him a seriously legit role in the Star Wars universe. Learn more below.

Here’s the official “Sol of the Jedi” featurette for Star Wars’ The Acolyte series, direct from YouTube:

The Acolyte - Lee Jung-jae

The Acolyte - Lee Jung-jae

You can rewatch the first trailer for Star Wars’ The Acolyte series right here, or the second official trailer.

“In an age of light, a darkness rises…” An investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past. As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems… The Acolyte is a Star Wars series created by American writer / filmmaker Leslye Headland, writer & director of the films Bachelorette and Sleeping with Other People, along with creating the “Russian Doll” series, and also directing episodes of “SMILF”, “Heathers”, “Russian Doll”, “Black Monday”, “Almost Family”, and “Single Drunk Female” previously. With writing by Leslye Headland, Jason Micallef, Kor Adana, Charmaine DeGrate, Jasmyne Flournoy, Jocelyn Bioh, Claire Kiechel, Jen Richards, Eileen Shim, and Cameron Squires. Featuring episodes directed by Leslye Headland, Alex Garcia Lopez, Kogonada (Columbus, After Yang, “Pachinko”). Executive produced by Leslye Headland, Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, Jason Micallef. Developed by Lucasfilm. Disney will debut The Acolyte series streaming on Disney+ starting June 4th, 2024 this summer. Your thoughts? Who’s in?

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