New details are coming to light about The Acolyte, one of the strangest and most ambitious Star Wars series. And this is very good news…
In an interview given to Vanity Fairthe writer and showrunner of The Acolyte, Leslye Headlandtalked about the influences that the next series of starwars. A very curious and strange project within the galactic saga, but full of ambition. Leslye Headland noted that there will be some elements present from projects that die-hard fans of this galaxy far, far away will be able to recognize. Some very good news for lovers of the old galactic canon of george lucas and company.
A large portion of the Star Wars novels and video games take place outside of current canon. These projects, like the video game Knights of the Old Republic or the trilogy of novels by darth baneare formally known as Expanded Universe. the president of lucasfilm, kathleen kennedy, praised Leslye Headland and defined her as a great fan of the saga. She also confirmed that there will be some influences from that old Expanded Universe in The Acolyte. These elements have not been present in cinema or television to date, so they are unprecedented for the general public.
The origin of an idea to give prominence to the villains
“Leslye Headland is a huge fan of the Star Wars universe, a huge fan of the saga,” Kathleen Kennedy said of the screenwriter. The Acolyte. “He has worn pieces that no one has yet explored on screen.” Headland also explained how his idea was to set the series in a time period far removed from the so-called Skywalker Saga. “The thing is, I brought this idea to them,” the showrunner said. “I believed that the best place for the story was one that was unexplored. They got excited. I think The Mandalorian and a lot of other TV projects really relied on legacy characters.”
“I came to The Acolyte as a Star Wars fan who was much more interested in the role-playing games that the Expanded Universe fed off of,” Leslye Headland continued. “I went right into the 90s and then I discovered The Clone Wars animated series. He knew the timeline of the saga very well. I thought that if you wanted to explore the universe through the lens of the villains, the best time to do it is when the bad guys are in the minority. Essentially, they are helpless, for lack of a better term. The time of the TV series would be exactly that kind of era.”