Manny Jacinto Joins ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Cast

Manny Jacinto has joined the cast of “Star Wars: The Acolyte,” Variety reports.

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Jacinto is most known for his role as Jason Mendoza in “The Good Place,” which concluded in 2020.

Leslye Headland is serving as showrunner, writer, director, and executive producer of “The Acolyte.” Amandla Stenberg will be starring. Lee Jung-jae and Jodie Turner-Smith have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

“The Acolyte” takes place during the High Republic Era, 100 years before the events of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Headland said that it will be a “mystery thriller” and it will have eight episodes.

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