If you are a Star Wars fan today has been full of news from the galaxy far away. From seeing the live-action timeline to details on the new project codenamed, Grammar Rodeo, it really has been an exciting day. Coming from the same Vanity Fair report, we also learned some new information from the mysterious Star Wars: The Acolyte series. While we already knew it was going to take place during the High Republic era, we really didn’t know exactly when until now.

‘The Acolyte’ Will Take Place 100 Years Before ‘The Phantom Menace’

Information about Acolyte has been sealed like most Star Wars projects. Other than some rumors and some small details released by showrunner Leslye Headland there really has not been a lot for fans to go by on this series. Well, thanks to a report by Vanity Fair we now know officially when The Acolyte will take place.

The Acolyte

The Acolyte, Headland says, takes place roughly 100 years before The Phantom Menace: “A lot of those characters haven’t even been born yet. We’re taking a look at the political and personal and spiritual things that came up in a time period that we don’t know much about. My question when watching The Phantom Menace was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to a point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?”

Headland describes The Acolyte as a mystery thriller set in a prosperous and seemingly peaceful era, when the galaxy is still sleek and glistening. “We actually use the term the Renaissance, or the Age of Enlightenment,” she says. Jedis were not always ascetic monklike figures living selflessly and bravely. “The Jedi uniforms are gold and white, and it’s almost like they would never get dirty. They would never be out and about,” Headland says. “The idea is that they could have these types of uniforms because that’s how little they’re getting into skirmishes.”

So it is good to finally get a couple of official details about this series. Hopefully, we will get even more at this year’s Star Wars Celebration.

The Acolyte


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Source: Vanity Fair