According to THR, Charlie Barnett (Russian doll) is in final negotiations to join the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ Original series “The Acolyte.” If the deal goes through, Barnett will reunite with the co-creator of Russian dollLeslye Headland, who directs, writes and produces the star wars series. Details of Barnett’s character have not been released, but sources say he is in a supporting role.
“The Acolyte” has been described as a female mystery action thriller, with martial arts elements that will take us into a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Age era. Republic. The series would take place in another part of the star wars schedule than other projects.
Amandla Stenberg has been confirmed to star and Lee Jung-Jae (squid game) will play the male lead. Additionally, Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen and Thin, Anne Boleyn) and Manny Jacinto (The right place) will play in the new star wars project.
Point Leslye (Russian doll) is the showrunner of the series.
The series is set to begin production in London in late fall.
A Disney+ release date for “The Acolyte” has yet to be announced, but it was previously believed to launch in 2023.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter