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How Many Episodes Of The Acolyte Are There & When Is The Finale?


  • The Acolyte has a recognizable episodic structure.
  • This season of The Acolyte follows a weekly release pattern.
  • Creator Leslye Headland hints at plans for a second season to tie up loose ends after the emotionally cathartic first season.

Star Wars: The Acolyte only has a few more episodes left to unravel its mystery. As the first live-action Star Wars show set during the High Republic era – an era of the Star Wars timeline that takes place a few centuries before the Star Wars prequel trilogy – The Acolyte could both help answer questions about the Jedi Order’s fall and create an entirely new story that wasn’t intricately linked with previously established canon. So far, The Acolyte has produced a compelling mystery, complete with an anonymous Sith lord, numerous murdered Jedi, and a possible Force Dyad.

Unlike the Disney+ TV outings produced by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which have mostly been forced to stick to six episodes per season, Star Wars’ TV shows have had a bit more freedom to play around with their episode count. Andor season 1, for instance, contained an impressive 12 episodes (and will produce another dozen episodes for season 2), The Mandalorian has traditionally had eight episodes, Obi-Wan Kenobi had six episodes, and The Book of Boba Fett had seven episodes in its single season. So, how many episodes of The Acolyte will there be in total?


Star Wars: The Acolyte Episode Guide – Cast Members, Biggest Takeaways & Easter Eggs

Here’s everything you need to follow along with Star Wars: The Acolyte, from references and trivia to main takeaways from each new episode.

There Are Eight Episodes Of The Acolyte

The Acolyte's Sith Lord with Mae and Osha
Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

The Acolyte’s first season will include a total of eight episodes, which will, on average, be between 30–50 minutes long. Aside from the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, The Acolyte arguably has the most episodic structure of the Disney+ live-action Star Wars shows – so far, at least. Each episode focuses on one particular targeted Jedi or provides more backstory for the show’s primary characters, Mae and Osha (Amandla Stenberg).

When Will The Final Episode Of The Acolyte Air?

Lee Jung-jae's Master Sol looks concerned, edited with Charlie Barnett's Yord Fandar wielding his yellow lightsaber
Custom Image by Simone Ashmoore

The Acolyte originally premiered on Tuesday, June 4 with two episodes: “Lost / Found” and “Revenge / Justice.” This was undoubtedly the right move, as these two episodes perfectly set up the larger conspiracy and gave audiences a chance to get to know both Osha and Mae in the present before diving into their tragic history. Since The Acolyte’s double premiere, Disney+ has released one episode a week, a trend that will continue until the season finale airs on Tuesday, July 16.

The Acolyte
season 1 will tell a full, well-rounded, and emotionally cathartic story, with
The Acolyte
season 2 tying up some of the first season’s additional
“narrative threads.”

Though this season contains a total of eight episodes, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the story will fully end there. Creator and showrunner Leslye Headland has previously teased that there are plans for The Acolyte season 2, though she also reassured viewers that The Acolyte season 1 will tell a full, well-rounded, and emotionally cathartic story, with The Acolyte season 2 tying up some of the first season’s additional “narrative threads.” For now, though, audiences will have to wait a few more weeks for Osha and Mae’s true story to reveal itself on Star Wars: The Acolyte.


Release Date

“Lost / Found”

Tuesday, June 4

“Revenge / Justice”

Tuesday, June 4


Tuesday, June 11


Tuesday, June 18

Episode 5

Tuesday, June 25

Episode 6

Tuesday, July 2

Episode 7

Tuesday, July 9

Episode 8

Tuesday, July 16

The Acolyte episode 4 is now streaming. New episodes release Tuesdays on Disney+.

The Acolyte Poster Showing Jedi Order, Mae, and a Sith Lord Holding Lightsabers

The Acolyte

The Acolyte is a television series set in the Star Wars universe at the end of the High Republic Era, where both the Jedi and the Galactic Empire were at the height of their influence. This sci-fi thriller sees a former Padawan reunite with her former Jedi Master as they investigate several crimes – all leading to darkness erupting from beneath the surface and preparing to bring about the end of the High Republic.

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