As production continues on Star Wars: The Acolyte, a new casting rumor has been unveiled by The Hot Mic podcast’s Jeff Sneider through Twitter.
Logan and His Dark Materials star Dafne Keen has reportedly been tapped to join the Disney+ series for an unknown role. Should this be proven, Keen would be joining previously announced leading stars Amandla Stenberg and Lee Jung-jae.
The Acolyte is described as a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers that will be set within the final days of the High Republic era. Further details about its characters haven’t been revealed yet, but the project title references a Sith in the beginning stages of their training under an experienced Sith Lord.
The Disney+ series is being written and executive produced by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), who will also be serving as the showrunner. Joining Stenberg and Lee are Jodie Turner-Smith, Manny Jacinto, and Charlie Barnett.
In addition to The Acolyte, Lucasfilm is also currently developing a number of Star Wars projects, including The Mandalorian Season 3, Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew, and more.