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The Acolyte Cast: Meet All of the New Star Wars Characters


Charlie Barnett is Yord Fandar

Jedi Knight and guardian of the temple, Yord Fandar is a lot more strict in his interpretation of his role as a Jedi. He is a devout, by-the-book rule follower, which, despite his best intentions, can sometimes cloud his mind and make him a little short-sighted. Even though he may not always see eye-to-eye with his peers, his overachieving nature makes him a skilled Jedi and a dedicated protector of the Republic. Yord Fandar is played by Charlie Barnett, who you may recognize from TV shows like Russian Doll, Chicago Fire, Arrow, and You.

Jodie Turner-Smith is Mother Aniseya

Jodie Turner-Smith plays Mother Aniseya, the leader of a mysterious coven of Force witches on the planet Brendock. Mother Aniseya is practiced in the arcane ways of the Force, and values her coven’s connection to it. She hopes to remain independent and free to preserve their beliefs and way of life. Turner-Smith has also appeared in Queen & Slim, After Yang, The Last Ship, and Sex Education.

Margarita Levieva is Mother Koril

Mother Koril is an important member of Aniseya’s coven and the Zabrak witch who actually carried Mae and Osha to term. She is tough on the twins and thinks Aniseya is too lenient with Osha, who wants to leave the coven and join the Jedi Order. The character is played by Margarita Levieva, whose previous credits include roles on The Blacklist, Revenge, and Law & Order. She will next be seen playing Marvel character Heather Glenn on Daredevil: Born Again.

Rebecca Henderson is Vernestra Rwoh

First introduced in the Star Wars: The High Republic book series, Jedi Master Vernestra Rwoh will be making her live-action debut in The Acolyte. Vernestra Rwoh was a child prodigy becoming a Jedi Knight at only 15 and taking her own padawan the year after. At 116 years old, she is now an elder leader of the Order, and has seen a lot during her time as a Jedi. She also wields a lightwhip rather a traditional lightsaber, which is pretty badass. In The Acolyte, Rwoh is played by Rebecca Henderson, who has also appeared in Russian Doll, Inventing Anna, Werewolves Within, and Single Drunk Female.

Joonas Suotamo is Kelnacca

Joonas Suotamo plays Jedi Master Kelnacca, a Wookiee Jedi who leads a solitary life. Kelnacca isn’t the first Wookiee that Suotamo has brought to life, as the actor previously played Chewbacca in the sequel trilogy of Star Wars as well as in Solo: A Star Wars Story.



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