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'The Acolyte' Release Schedule and How to Stream the Series From Anywhere

Journey to the dark side each week.

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Carrie-Anne Moss plays Jedi Master Indara in Star Wars: The Acolyte on Disney Plus.

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New Star Wars live-action series The Acolyte takes viewers back to the golden age of the Jedi, before the Empire's rise.

Set a century before the events of The Phantom Menace kicked off the Skywalker saga, the highly anticipated Jedi thriller follows "an investigation into a shocking crime spree" that ends up pitting "a respected Jedi Master against a warrior from the past," the official synopsis reads. "As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems..."

The Acolyte hails from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland and stars Squid Game alum Lee Jung-jae as Sol, The Hate U Give's Amandla Stenberg as twin sisters Mae and Osha and The Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss. Joining them in the series are Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) as Qimir, Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials) as Jecki Lon, Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) as Yord Fandar, Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) as Mother Aniseya, Rebecca Henderson (Russian Doll) as Vernestra Rwoh, Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) as Torbin and Joonas Suotama (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Kelnacca. 

The new crime drama is poised to be a thrilling action-packed addition to the ever-expansive Star Wars canon. Here's more on how to watch The Acolyte.

Read more: 'Star Wars: Tales of the Empire': Release Date and How to Watch From Anywhere

Episode release schedule for The Acolyte

The first two episodes of The Acolyte's eight-episode season arrived on Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. PT on Disney Plus. For the remainder of the series, episodes will drop at the same time, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET each Tuesday:

  • June 11 - Episode 3 
  • June 18 - Episode 4
  • June 25 - Episode 5
  • July 2 - Episode 6
  • July 9 - Episode 7
  • July 16 - Episode 8
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