The upcoming Star Wars thriller The Acolyte has gained yet another cast member, as Charlie Barnett has joined onto the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Barnett, who is best known for his starring role in the hit Netflix series Russian Doll, is said to be in final negotiations to star in the series. Barnett will join previously announced stars Lee Jung-jae, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Manny Jacinto in the upcoming series, which is set to begin production sometime later this year in London.
The Acolyte is described as a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers that will be set within the final days of the High Republic era. Further details about its characters haven’t been revealed yet, but the project title references a Sith in the beginning stages of their training under an experienced Sith Lord.
The Disney+ series will be written and executive produced by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), who will also be serving as the showrunner. Production is expected to begin this fall.
In addition to The Acolyte, Lucasfilm is also currently developing a number of Star Wars projects, including The Mandalorian season three, Andor, and more.