‘Good Place’ NBC Comedy Series Casts Manny Jacinto; Julie Goldman Joins ABC’s Weeks/Mackay Project


Manny Jacinto (The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story) is set for a regular role opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in Good Place, NBC’s 13-episode straight-to-series comedy from Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Mike Schur. Good Place centers on Eleanor (Bell), a woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior. Jacinto will play the sweet and good-natured Jason. His dream is to make a living as a DJ in South Florida. Not an intellectual guy by any means, he probably only went to school thru 11th grade and then repeated a couple times. We like him — we just don’t want to be him. Jacinto was a series regular in last year’s CBC drama series The Romeo Section from creator Chris Haddock (Boardwalk Empire) and appeared in The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story. He’s repped by Alchemy Entertainment and Principals Talent.

Julie Goldman (The People’s Couch) has joined the cast of ABC’s Untitled Weeks & Mackay comedy pilot from writers Ed Weeks & Hannah Mackay and exec producer Andrew Reich. The project centers on an unapologetic lesbian and her best friend, a neurotic straight male, as they navigate their dysfunctional, co-dependent friendship and the world of dating. Goldman will play JoJo, a fun-loving Southern biker who runs Austin’s friendliest gastropub. She’s repped by Primary Wave Entertainment, Headline Talent Agency, Ellis Talent group and attorney Matt Rosen.

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