"Someone is killing Jedi" in first trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte

A dark power is rising in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte, which will drop its first two episodes on Disney+ on June 4. Watch the trailer!
The Acolyte | Official Trailer | Disney+
The Acolyte | Official Trailer | Disney+ / Star Wars

There's a new Star Wars show coming around the corner: Star Wars: The Acolyte is set many years before even the Star Wars prequel movies, back when the Jedi were at the height of their power and the galaxy was at peace...more or less. In that calm a new generation rises, willing to use the Force to obtain power rather than to seek balance. We know them today as the Sith, and their mark is all over the first teaser trailer for the show, which you can watch above.

"This isn't about good or bad. This is about power, and who is allowed to use it," says one character. Certainly sounds like a Sith-y thing to say.

Specifics about the plot of The Acolyte remain elusive, but we know it involves a Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae of Squid Game) reuniting with his estranged former Padawan (Amandla Stenberg) to investigate a string of horrific murders. How horrific? Well, the poster for the show is a lightsaber with a slash of blood jutting out of it, so Disney at least wants us to think that this show will get pretty hardcore:

We don't see much in the way of blood in the trailer itself, although there are lots of eerie whispers about darkness and people glaring significantly at the camera. And also wookies.

Star Wars: The Acolyte release date

The trailer also reveals when we'll be watching The Acolyte: Lucasfilm will drop the first two episodes on Disney+ on Tuesday, June 4.

In addition to Jung-jae and Stenberg, The Acolyte also stars Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Carrie-Anne Moss and Dean-Charles Chapman, whom Game of Thrones fans may remember as the young King Tommen Baratheon.

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