Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg has officially been cast in the lead role of the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Acolyte.

Amandla Stenberg (The hunger Games) joins the cast of the next star wars TV shows The Acolyte. Stenberg began his career as a child actor in film Colombian, featuring a younger version of Zoe Saldaña’s character. However, it was their breakout role as Rue in The hunger Games that cemented their place in Hollywood. They have since starred in top films such as Absolutely everything, darkest mindsand The hate you give.

Set at the end of the High Republic era, an age of enlightenment hundreds of years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menacethe series is described as a mystery thriller and will feature the Jedi in a way never before seen in star wars television or cinema. Writer and showrunner Leslie Headland previously explained that she took much of her inspiration for the series from the star wars prequel film trilogy. In December 2021, according to many rumors, Stenberg would have been chosen to lead the star wars prequel series.

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Now, via a message from star wars‘ official Twitter account, Stenberg has been confirmed as part of the cast of Star Wars: The Acolyte. The post welcomes the actor to the Star Wars galaxy with an image of Stenberg wearing a Darth Maul shirt and standing next to R2-D2. Look at the picture below.

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Although Stenberg was rumored to be attached to the new star wars project since last year, details of their role in the upcoming series have been kept under wraps. But since they are the main character of the series, the actor will more than likely play a Jedi. With little information provided to the public on The Acolytelike making calls for new characters, fans can only speculate what Stenberg’s role entails.


The show taking place 100 years before the events of the star wars prequel trilogy, Stenberg and The Acolyte have a great opportunity to imagine a kind of Jedi never seen before in the massive star wars franchise. With Headland previously describing Jedi uniforms as pristine white and gold, due to Jedi not being as engaged in much combat, Stenberg has a chance to portray a more reserved and thoughtful Jedi in an era described as a Jedi Rebirth. With The Acolyte still a long way off, audiences may have to wait until next year’s Star Wars Celebration for more details.

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