The new Disney+ show is still a long way off, but loyal 'Star Wars' fans are already praising it as the best thing to happen to the franchise in recent years. And here's why.
The series will be set in a little-known historical period of a galaxy far, far away, known as the High Republic Era, also referred to as the Golden Age of the Jedi. 'The Acolyte' will introduce viewers to the final years of that glorious epoch, when the forces of the dark side finally revealed themselves to the subjects of the Republic. Upcoming series will be produced and written by the showrunner herself, Leslye Headland, known for her work on Netflix's 'Russian Doll'.
In a conversation with Vanity Fair Headland talked about her lifelong obsession with 'Star Wars' and described her creative approach to creating the series. And it seems that fans just loved her ideas, praising them as something the Disney franchise so desperately needed.
Some fans are just happy that this little-known period of 'Star Wars' history will finally appear on screen, while others take the news with a grain of salt, expecting Disney to somehow ruin this great-sounding project.