Star Wars The Acolyte Specs

Keeve Trennis or someone related?

Whats the last novel of the High Republic era ? Is it The Fallen Star ? Was there any new characters in it ?

I didn’t notice any particular stand out new characters although there were a couple of new characters that didn’t seem to amount to much. Fallen Star is the last proper novel of this phase, but there may be a young adult novel left to come.

Phase 1 - Light of the Jedi - Which we are coming to the end of.
Phase 2 - Quest of the Jedi - Starts this October and is set 150 years before Phase 1.
Phase 3 - Trials of the Jedi - No start date - I would guess it’s going to be set a few years after the end of Phase 1?

I really wanted to see what happens next, so to go backwards now is fustrating but It should build things up nicely when we finally do get there.(Maybe after the Acolyte has been on TV?)

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“ I’m about 100 years before The Phantom Menace . So, a lot of those characters haven’t even been born yet.”

Headland in Vanity Fair.

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What does this mean, Wookie!

In Legends, Darth Plagueis was born around 150 BBY.

Plagueis is a part of canon, but not all of his story.

Could be some maneuvering of him and his master Tenebrous in the back corridors of galactic politics and economy.

In Vanity Fair, Headland says she is interested in how the Jedi got to the place in Phantom Menace where they couldn’t detect the Sith.

A lot of people have been saying Acolyte will be “right before” Episode I, but this seems a lot longer beforehand than previously expected. Phase I of the High Republic takes place 232 BBY, so other than Yoda and characters with his sort of longevity, not many HR characters we know will be around. Neither will many Episode I characters, again other than Yoda and Jabba and the like.



The series promises to depict the galaxy at the peak of the era of the High Republic, when the Jedi were at their strongest and the Sith were believed to have been eradicated from the galaxy.

“Russian Doll” co-creator Leslye Headland is showrunning the series, with Stenberg set to star (“The Hate U Give”). Headland is drawing at least in part from Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The High Republic” publishing effort.


I’m almost positive this show is the reason Charles Soule was hired by Lucasfilm as a creative consultant.

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Mmmmmm, this is some tasty validation.

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Plagueis appears in literally one comic. It’s a non-canonical spoof:


Im betting Plagueis is going to be one of the “twists” of the show. Build up other sith, sith acolytes, etc. and then it ends with Plagueis killing whoever’s on top. Its a great way to introduce the character to live action and get another show/movie out of it.

Based on that article, whoever the Acolytes are following isn’t Tenebrous (Plagueis’ eventual master) because the article describes a white male human.

Possible CGI stand in?

Part of that rundown sounded similar to the first couple issues of High Republic Adventures. Not exactly, but it had that feel.

Yeah, there’s also a smattering of the Jedi vs. Sith/Darth Bane trilogy in there. The siblings being separated by the Jedi and one growing resentful of being separated and turning to the dark side.

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Plagueis is coming:

Get your Tag and Binks. If Sprouse does a Plagueis cover, hop on that.

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TL;DR: photographer found some scaffolding. :joy: