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The new Star Wars series, “The Acolyte”, is the most watched premiere of the year on Disney+

The new Star Wars series, “The Acolyte”, is the most watched premiere of the year on Disney+

“The Acolyte,” starring Amandla Stenberg as twins Osha and Mae, has already surpassed the viewership of the recent Disney+ release of “X-Men ’97.”

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“The Acolyte”the new series of Star Warscaused a sensation with its release of two episodes, becoming the premiere of the most watched series of Disney+ in 2024.

The series recorded 4.8 million views on Disney+ during its first day of broadcast, according to internal data provided by the broadcaster. Disney+ defines a view as the total streaming time divided by the running time.

For comparison, although Disney+ did not report the audience of “Ahsoka.” On the same day, the platform reported that the “Star Wars” series reached 14 million views in its first five days on the platform.

“The Acolyte,” starring Amanda Stenberg like the twins Osha and Mae, has already surpassed the audience for the recent Disney+ launch of “X-Men ’97”whose premiere episode garnered 4 million views worldwide within its first five days on the streaming service.

What The Acolyte is about

The official logline for the series is as follows: “An investigation into a shocking crime wave pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal that not everything is as it seems.”

Along with Jung-jae and Stenberg, the “Star Wars” spin-off also stars Charlie Barnett, Dafne Keen, Rebecca Henderson, Jodie Turner-Smith, Carrie-Anne Moss, Manny Jacinto, Dean-Charles Chapman and Joonas Suotamo.

The program was created by Leslie Headland and is set towards the end of the High Republic era, approximately 100 years before “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”. Headland’s previous credits include co-creating the Netflix hit “Russian Doll” with Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler. He also wrote and directed the 2012 film “Bachelorette” and the 2015 comedy “Sleeping With Other People.”

Source: Ambito

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