Is This the New Direction ‘Star Wars’ Needs?


Star Wars is charting a new course with the Disney+ series The Acolyte, which is set 100 years before the events of the Star Wars prequels, and features a group of Jedi we’ve never met onscreen before investigating a series of murders during a period where they stand totally unopposed by the Sith. The Acolyte is something different for Star Wars; part mystery series, part detective procedural, There’s no Empire. There’s no Darth Anybody. Through the first two episodes there are no space battles.

But is it different enough? In our latest video Ryan Arey, Matt Singer, and Dodson Seitz get together to discuss the two-episode Acolyte premiere. Was it good? Could it be better? What’s missing so far? And most importantly: Is this moving Star Wars in the right direction after the last few years of middling Disney+ series? Watch their full discussion — which also includes a side-by-side comparison between The Acolyte and Ahsoka — below:

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If you liked that video on discussing the first two episodes of Star Wars: The Acolyte and whether the future looks bright for this franchise, check out more of our videos below, one on all the Easter eggs in the first two episodes of Star Wars: The Acolyte, one on the backstory of the High Republic you need to know before Star Wars: The Acolyte, and one on George Lucas and the hidden autobiographical content of the Star Wars prequels. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. New episodes of the latest Star Wars Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Acolyte premiere weekly on Disney+.

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