Star Wars: Light of the Jedi, by Charles Soule, is basically the flagship novel for the entire The High Republic universe Disney is building. So it makes sense that Soule himself would be the one to give us breaking news about the series.

Charles Soule himself.
This is the author you’re looking for.

Comic Book managed to secure an interview with Charles Soule in which he officially dropped news about The High Republic. He mentions that it will be a “multi-year initiative”. It will be a “gigantic interconnected story told across many different publishing mediums, from comics to middle grade to adult novels like Light of the Jedi“. Soule then goes on further to explain:

The story is huge, and we’re going to move through it along all of those paths. Every book or comic has a piece of the overall story, and you can read as much or as little as you like – but the fullest experience will be if you read it all. Right now, there’s an excellent middle grade novel by Justina Ireland out called A Test of Courage, and the Marvel comic series The High Republic just launched with its #1 issue, written by Cavan Scott and drawn by Ario Anindito. In just a few weeks, we’ll get Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Into the Dark, and Daniel Jose Older and Harvey Tolibao’s High Republic Adventures comic, published by IDW. Then, in the summer, we’ll see more stories released in various formats, and it’ll roll on from there. And of course, there’s Acolyte, the Disney+ series set during the end of the High Republic, from Leslye Headland.

Star Wars: The High Republic: The TV Show?

Star Wars: Light of the Jedi, by Charles Soule, cover art.
The beginning of a new chapter of Star Wars…literally.

We already know about the Star Wars: The High Republic literature that’s coming out soon. That’s nothing new. However, that detail about Leslye Hyland’s Star Wars: The Acolyte is.

Star Wars: The Acolyte logo.
Hmm, a lightsaber slash-and-run? Edgy.

Based on Charles Soule’s announcement, this will be the first time we see Star Wars: The High Republic as a TV show. The fact that it will be set at the end of the High Republic, with dark side Force powers finally emerging, does make it seem a bit more…edgy. It also seems to imply that Dark Side Force powers were responsible for the fall of the High Republic. This might explain the Jedi Council’s attitude towards the Dark Side in the Prequel Trilogy, actually. We’ll just have to see exactly how edgy Star Wars: The Acolyte is when it comes out on Disney+…eventually.


Charles Soule has officially confirmed Disney’s big plans for the entire Star Wars: The High Republic universe. As the author of the flagship novel for the whole universe, he does lend weight to his statements. If you’re interested in Disney’s remaking of Star Wars into something a bit more Disney-friendly, check out Light of the Jedi. You can buy the book on Amazon right now.

Source: Comic Book