In accordance with Bespin’s newsletterproduced by Lucasfilm Star Wars spin-off Acolyte reportedly started at Shinfield Studios in the UK. The upcoming Disney+ show will host The hunger games alum Amandla Stenberg and The Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae.
Departure Acolyte set photo below:
# Acolyte officially started filming at Shinfield!
A large open set (market / city) is used. Sources also say Amandla Stenberg is being introduced to the series and dropped from her trailer.
Filming is expected to continue until May.
— Acolyte News (@acolytenews) October 30, 2022
Acolyte is described as a mystery thriller that will transport viewers into a galaxy of dark secrets and new dark side forces set in the final days of the High Republic era. No further details about his characters have been revealed yet, but the title of the project mentions the Sith in the beginning stages of their training under the guidance of an experienced Sith Lord.
The Disney+ series is written and executive produced by Leslie Headland (Russian nesting doll), who will also serve as showrunner. Stenberg and Lee were joined by Jody Turner-Smith, Manny Jacinto and Charlie Barnett.
In addition to AcolyteLucasfilm is also currently developing a series Star Wars projects, including Mandalorian Season 3 and beyond.