Hold onto your lightsabers, Star Wars fans! Disney+ has just launched the most anticipated series of 2024, “The Acolyte,” and it has rocketed past expectations with an astronomical debut. Garnering an incredible 4.8 million views within just 24 hours of its premiere, the series tallied up to a staggering 11.1 million views globally over its first five days. This impressive milestone cements “The Acolyte” as Disney+’s biggest series premiere of the year.

“The Acolyte,” set during the High Republic Era, takes us on an electrifying journey into the darker corners of the Star Wars universe. The series unfurls the tale of a spine-chilling crime spree that pits a revered Jedi master against a formidable warrior from his past. The premiere episode grabs viewers by the collar with a breathtaking fight scene that sets the stage for the unfolding mystery and thrills.

Creator and executive producer Leslye Headland shares her inspiration behind the series: “I was very interested in telling a story about the Sith,” she revealed. Headland chose to set the show in a period where the Sith are the underdogs, adding a fresh and intriguing dynamic to the narrative. For more background on Headland’s vision, check out the full interview [here](https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-acolyte-star-wars-disney-creator/).

Ready for more? The first two episodes of “The Acolyte” are already streaming on Disney+, with brand-new episodes premiering every Tuesday through July 16. Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars aficionado or new to the galaxy, this series promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Amplifying the series’ allure is a stellar ensemble cast featuring Lee Jung-jae, Amandla Stenberg, Charlie Barnett, Manny Jacinto, Jodie Turner-Smith, and the legendary Carrie-Anne Moss. Their compelling performances breathe life into this gripping tale that extends the Star Wars saga in unprecedented ways.

Dive into “The Acolyte” on Disney+ [here](https://www.disneyplus.com/series/the-acolyte/39RAA0bOYXQ0) today. Don’t forget to explore the vast Star Wars galaxy available on the platform, from the classic original trilogy to the freshest series. We want to hear from you—share your thoughts and theories in the comments below and spread the excitement with fellow fans!

*Views are defined as total stream time divided by runtime.

*Note: For official sources and more details, visit [The Walt Disney Company](https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/).