Young Star Wars series The Follower has added yet another impressive name to its growing cast, with The good partManny Jacinto is now on board.
The actor, who famously played the lovable Jason Mendoza on the sitcom, will play an undisclosed role in the High Republic period series, according to Deadline.
Jacinto joins the previously announced Amandla Stenberg (Dear Evan Hansen), Lee Jung-jae (Squid game) and Jodie Turner-Smith (Anne Boleyn) in the show.
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Coming from Russian doll‘s Leslye Headland, The Follower tracks events in the galaxy far, far away about a century ago The Phantom Menacewith the Jedi Order at the height of their powers – although specific plot and character details remain under wraps.
A series of new live action follows Star Wars emissions, incl The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobiand the upcoming ones Andor, Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew.
Speaking previously about The FollowerHeadland revealed that her weirdness will be reflected on screen.
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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. The lawyer last year.
“I could try not to, but why would I? It just feels like a natural extension of what I do.
“I think because the narrative, at its core, is always going to come down to either the personal or the emotional line of your characters, your identity is important. And like I said, mine is just going to be in my work. Whether I deal with it explicitly or no, it will always be there.”
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