“The Acolyte” Eyes Multi-Season Arc: Showrunner Leslye Headland Reveals Future Plans

As anticipation builds for the premiere of Lucasfilm’s “The Acolyte,” the series’ showrunner and creator, Leslye Headland, has shed light on the expansive vision for this new chapter in the Star Wars saga. In a revealing interview with Collider, Headland confirmed that “The Acolyte” was conceived as a multi-season journey, hinting at a rich narrative tapestry that extends well beyond its initial episodes.

A Saga Beyond a Single Season

“The Acolyte,” set to debut on Disney+ with its first two episodes on June 4th, has already captivated fans with its first trailer, offering a glimpse into the unexplored territories of the Star Wars universe. According to Headland, the decision to pitch the series as a multi-season show was intentional, aiming to weave a complex story that could not be fully explored within the confines of a single season. “There are a lot of things at the end of this season that I think are narrative threads that are not tied up, for sure,” Headland shared, emphasizing the planned continuation of the story into subsequent seasons.

Unresolved Threads and Future Conflicts

Headland’s vision for “The Acolyte” includes a plethora of narrative threads and conflicts that will unfold over time, particularly highlighting the potential developments in the second season. While Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to officially confirm the production of a second season, insider reports and Headland’s own comments suggest that the saga of “The Acolyte” is only just beginning.

A Unique Blend of Genres

Initially pitched as a blend of “Frozen” meets “Kill Bill,” “The Acolyte” promises to deliver a unique experience within the Star Wars universe. The series is set toward the end of the High Republic era, leading into the events of the prequel trilogy, and features a diverse and talented cast including Amandla Stenberg, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lee Jung-Jae, and many more. With executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef at the helm, alongside producers Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson, the series is poised to be a significant addition to the Star Wars legacy.


As fans eagerly await the premiere of “The Acolyte” on Disney+, the revelation of its multi-season trajectory adds to the excitement and speculation surrounding the series. With Leslye Headland’s ambitious plans for the show’s future, “The Acolyte” is set to embark on a journey that will further enrich the Star Wars universe, promising new adventures, conflicts, and explorations of the dark side of the Force. The saga is indeed only beginning, and the future of “The Acolyte” holds much promise for fans of the beloved franchise.