March 5, 2024
by Bespin Bulletin

Lucasfilm and Disney have yet to share when fans can expect to see the High Republic era series, The Acolyte, will hit our screens outside of the vague window of this year. Six months ago, I was first to report that The Acolyte would release sometime this Summer and a few weeks ago, Collider shared a hard date for the series premiere of June 5th. Lucasfilm and Disney have yet to confirm the Collider report, but I’m inclined to believe it.

Now with the series less than three months away from release, it’s being reported that a trailer is currently being prepared and will likely release soon. This feels like a ‘well duh’ moment with the series hitting the small screen in June and we’re already in March, however it’s coming from an individual who has shared accurate trailer release windows and runtimes in the past, Cryptic4KQual.

Cryptic took to X to share that The Acolyte trailer is currently being prepared and that the episodes will not boast runtimes of sixty minutes, but that the episodes themselves fluctuate from thirty minutes to forty five minutes. However, Cryptic stressed that there’s still a fair bit of time before the release of the series, so the runtimes could change slightly before the official release and that they’d be sure inform fans on the final runtimes closer to release. I know most readers won’t assume this, but unfortunately some will, so I must make it clear, just because the X user is sharing that the runtimes would alter before the official release, you won’t see a forty minute episode become a sixty minute episode, it’ll likely just be a few minutes either side of what it reportedly is now.

The Acolyte, which is set during the High Republic era, will follow a former padawan and her Jedi master as they investigate a series of crimes, but encounter forces more sinister than what they’ve imagined. The series stars Amandla Stenberg (Bodies, Bodies, Bodies) as the lead, as well as Lee Jung Jae (Squid Game), Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Jodie Turner-Smith (After Yang), Charlie Bennett (Russian Doll), Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna), Dean Charles Chapman (1917), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Margarita Levieva (Daredevil: Born Again).

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