Star Wars: The Acolyte should prove to be a hit with prequel fans  

Prequel fans are likely to be singing the praises of Star Wars: The Acolyte when the first two episodes of the show start streaming later today on Disney+.

This will be a day long remembered, as Star Wars: The Acolyte will finally make its debut on Disney+. The latest live-action TV show to be set in a galaxy far, far away takes place during the High Republic era, 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace.

Created by showrunner Leslye Headland, Star Wars: The Acolyte’s cast includes Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

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The first two episodes of Star Wars: The Acolyte are due to drop at some point later today, (at the time of this writing) and will present fans with a new cast of Jedi and Sith characters, alongside an intriguing murder-mystery storyline and some serious Kung Fu fight sequences.

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The show is already receiving praise from many quarters, with Slashfilm stating that the series brings a love for the prequel films to Star Wars: The Acolyte. “It feels like it exists in that same universe and that the Jedi are finally on the edge of the precipice that will lead them to a path of destruction thanks to the Sith’s grand plan.”

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TheWrap declares that Star Wars: The Acolyte has, “serious prequel vibes,” and that, “this is also the rare-so-far Star Wars show that doesn’t feel like its first job is to revive a bunch of beloved iconography. Those returns and call-backs can be plenty of fun for the initiated; it’s even more exciting, though, not having much of an idea as to where The Acolyte is headed.”

However, it’s not all positive reviews for Star Wars: The Acolyte, as Empire only gives the show three stars, stating that its characters are, “thinly drawn, often weighed down by overly functional dialogue,” and that it’s, “not the bold stride forward we’d hoped for.”

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The LEGO Group has yet to announce any sets based on Star Wars: The Acolyte, although other series such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka did eventually spawn their own models and minifigures.

The first two episodes of Star Wars: The Acolyte will be available for all Disney+ subscribers to stream later today and will then be released weekly from June 11, 2024 onwards.

Every LEGO Star Wars set rumoured and confirmed for 2024

LEGO setPricePiecesRelease date
30680 AAT
TBC75January 1, 2024
30685 TIE InterceptorTBC48May 1, 2024
40675 Commander Cody
£9.99 / $9.99 / €9.99147May 2024
40676 The Phantom Menace£49.99 / $54.99 / €54.99732May 1, 2024
40686 Battle Droid CarrierFree with orders above £145 / $160 / €160262May 1, 2024
40755 [Star Wars 25th Celebration]TBC383October 2024
75372 Clone Trooper & Battle Droid Battle Pack£24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99215January 1, 2024
75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack£19.99 / $19.99 / €21.99108June 1, 2024
75374 Onyx Cinder$139.99 / €139.991,325August 1, 2024
75375 Millennium Falcon£74.99 / $84.99 / €84.99921March 1, 2024
75376 Tantive IV£69.99 / $79.99 / €79.99654March 1, 2024
75377 Invisible Hand£46.99 / $49.99 / €52.99557March 1, 2024
75378 BARC Speeder Escape£24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99221May 1, 2024
75379 R2-D2£89.99 / $99.99 / €99.991,050March 1, 2024
75380 Mos Espa Podrace Diorama£69.99 / $79.99 / €79.99718May 1, 2024
75381 Droideka£59.99 / $64.99 / €64.99583May 1, 2024
75382 TIE Interceptor£199.99 / $229.99 / €229.991,931May 2024
75383 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator£59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99640May 1, 2024
75384 The Crimson Firehawk£46.99 / $49.99 / €52.99136January 1, 2024
75385 Battle on Peridea$54.99382August 1, 2024
75386 Paz Vizsla and Moff Gideon Battle£34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99289June 1, 2024
75387 Boarding the Tantive IV£49.99 / $49.99 / €54.99502March 1, 2024
75388 Jedi Bob’s Starfighter$39.99305August 1, 2024
75389 Dark Falcon$179.991,579August 1, 2024
75390 Luke Skywalker X-wing Mech£12.99 / $15.99 / €15.99195June 1, 2024
75391 Captain Rex Y-wing Microfighter£11.99 / $12.99 / €12.9999June 1, 2024
75392 [Potential Creature Build]$99.991,186August 1, 2024
75393 X-Wing & TIE Fighter$109.991,063August 1, 2024
75394 Imperial Star Destroyer£149.99 / $169.99 / €169.991,555August 1, 2024
75395 Advent Calendar 2024£29.99/$44.99/€34.99368September 1, 2024
75396 Escape from the Sarlacc Pit$79.99 558August 1, 2024
75398 Buildable C-3PO$139.991,132August 1, 2024

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Matt Yeo

From video game journalism to kids’ publishing, I’ve been there, seen it, done it and worn the T-shirt. I was also the editor of the first-ever official LEGO magazine way back when, LEGO Adventures. I have a passion for movies, comic books, tech and video games, with a wallet that’s struggling to keep up with my LEGO set wish list.

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