While STARBURST’s invite must have got lost in the mail (ahem), we nonetheless enjoyed watching from afar (i.e. on social media) as the stars of the feverishly anticipated new series STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE came out in Force for the UK premiere recently, and last night even saw the show’s Jedi Knight Kelnacca the Wookiee pay a visit to the London Eye! Check out a selection of pics and read all about it below, and if you’re clamouring for more info before THE ACOLYTE’s June 5th dual-episode debut, then be sure to pick up STARBURST MAGAZINE #486, in shops from May 31st and through our store: www.starburstmagazine.store. The Force is strong with this one!

From the Press Release:

To honour the release of Star Wars: The Acolyte, the London Eye lit up to welcome our live-action Jedi Wookiee, Kelnacca to London. Joining Kelnacca at the London Eye was a host of fans in Jedi costumes holding their lightsabers aloft. The iconic London landmark shone bright green to reflect Kelnacca’s lightsaber. Star Wars: The Acolyte will be exclusively streaming on Disney+ from June 5th. In “The Acolyte,” an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems….

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Leslye Headland created the series, based on Star Wars by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are the producers.

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (Eps. 101 & 102). Directors Kogonada (Eps. 103 & 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (Eps. 104 & 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Eps. 106 & 108) round out the directing duties on the series.

Award-winning composer Michael Abels, known for his work on “Get Out” and “Us,” scored “The Acolyte.”

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