Empire Magazine gives us the best look yet at the new Star Wars series The Acolyte

Empire Magazine has just unveiled the fantastic cover story about The Acolyte that shows even more of the new Star Wars series!
Vernestra in The Acolyte. Image courtesy StarWars.com
Vernestra in The Acolyte. Image courtesy StarWars.com /

Star Wars fans are about to get their first significant look at the upcoming The Acolyte show as Empire Magazine is unveiling an exclusive peek at the new Star Wars series coming to Disney+! Check out a peek here!

Star Wars fans have been awaiting more news on The Acolyte since the project was announced a few years ago. It’s set in the High Republic Era, about 150 years before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. At this time, the Republic is mostly at peace, and the Jedi are at the height of their power. However, when some mysterious events occur, a former Jedi teams up with her master to investigate and uncover a mystery that could lead to the hiding Sith. 

Disney has unveiled a trailer showcasing some of the action to expect from the show. Now, a deeper dive comes from England’s Empire Magazine, which just unveiled their world-exclusive cover for the show. 

The main newsstand cover boasts the show’s main character: Mae (Amandla Stenberg), a mysterious mercenary; Jedi Master Indara (Carrie-Anne Moss); Jedi Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae); and Kelnacca (Joonas Suotamo), who yes, is a Wookie Jedi. A Wookie with a lightsaber should be enough to watch the show alone. 

As usual, Empire has a special cover for subscribers, in this case a gorgeous illustration by Nada Maktari showing a lightsaber duel between Mae and Indara. 

The peeks at the stories include showrunner Leslye Headland, who says the show will be a character piece that focuses on how the Jedi went from the height of power to so weak by the prequels that it allowed the Sith to take over. 

"I was very interested in, how did the Jedi get to where they are in Phantom Menace? You’re definitely getting a sense that, with the Jedi, the writing may be on the wall. The quote-unquote ‘war’ of this Star Wars is a much smaller, more personal one. The war between people, the war between characters."

If that’s not enough Star Wars for you, the issue also has an interview with Daisy Ridley that will no doubt touch on the planned Rey movie that Lucasfilm is still working on. And hey, there’s also a story on Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Part 2: The Scargiver, which famously was going to be a Star Wars movie first. 

The issue goes on sale on April 11 and can be pre-ordered on the Empire site for a fantastic first look at how The Acolyte goes even more of a long time ago in this galaxy far, far away this summer. 

The Acolyte premieres on Disney+ on June 4.