“The Acolyte” is poised to have one of the most stacked “Star Wars” cast out there, on par with the feature films. Because of the High Republic time period, a lot of the actors will play Jedi.
The show is set to star Amandla Stenberg (“Bodies Bodies Bodies”) as the main protagonist. Stenberg is joined by Dafne Keen (“Logan”), Rebecca Henderson (“Single Drunk Female”), Charlie Barnett (“Russian Doll”), Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”), Manny Jacinto (“The Good Place”), Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix”), and even “Squid Game” star Lee Jung-jae all as Jedi, with Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”) and Margarita Levieva (“The Deuce”) rounding out the main cast.
While that is already a lot of Jedi, there is one more — arguably the most exciting one. Joonas Suotamo, who played Chewbacca in the sequel trilogy, is set to play Kelnacca, the first live-action Wookiee Jedi master. Fans of Gungi, and of the High Republic’s Burryaga Agaburry, should be very happy about this news, because the only thing cooler than a Wookiee is a Wookiee with a lightsaber.