The Squid Game star takes the lead role in the new Star Wars series The Acolyte

Squid game star Lee Jung-jae took the lead role in the new Star Wars TV series, The Follower.

The star of the 2021 Netflix hit is added Dear Evan Hansenby Amandla Stenberg and Anne BoleynJodie Turner-Smith in new Disney+ show, according to Deadline.

The show will be the actor’s first major role since then Squid game became one of Netflix’s biggest shows last year, and with the new role being in one of the biggest film and television franchises, it seems like a great move for him.

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Star Wars: The Acolyte has been billed as a mystery thriller set about a century ago The Phantom Menacein the final days of the High Republic era, when the Jedi were at the height of their power.

Lee’s role in the show is being kept under wraps, with no hints from Lucasfilm as to who he might be playing.

Meanwhile, showrunner Leslye Headland previously explained why it would be impossible for her queerness not to be reflected in the show itself.

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“In the same way as the original Star Wars film, A new HOPEit’s about a young man living in Modesto, California, who doesn’t want to take over his dad’s hardware store… there’s no way that being a queer woman isn’t reflected in my work,” she said. .

“I could try not to, but why would I? It just feels like a natural extension of what I do.”

No release date for Star Wars: The Acolyte yet. The Mandalorian Seasons 1 and 2 continue Disney+. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the entire Skywalker Saga is available at DVD, Blu Ray and 4K now, as well as hereafter Disney+. No release date for Star Wars: The Acolyte yet.

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