The Hollywood Reporter recently ran an article about how Colin Trevorrow is teaming up with Charmaine DeGraté on the upcoming film Atlantis, but buried in the article was an interesting Star Wars nugget: DeGraté was a writer and co-executive producer on The Acolyte.
DeGraté is an up-and-coming name in the business thanks to her work on House of the Dragon, for which she was a writer and co-executive producer, which was critically acclaimed and won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama. She’s playing the same role on The Acolyte, working closely with showrunner Leslye Headland to bring it to life.
Not much is known about The Acolyte, which began filming last fall, but we know that it will be set roughly 100 years prior to the events of The Phantom Menace, taking place at the end of the High Republic era. The show will focus on a Jedi padawan and her master as they explore some mysterious crimes, through which they stumble upon some dark secrets. The series will, from the sound of it, explore the dark side, which during this period is secretly lying in wait for their coming rise.
Among other Star Wars projects this one can tend to get buried a bit in the news and hype cycles, but that was true of Andor too – and if this is anything like that one, we’re in for a treat.