The Good Place Season 4 Interview: Manny Jacinto on Saying Good-Bye to the Popular Comedy Series

NBC’s The Good Place cast made one final trip to the San Diego Comic Con in support of the series’ upcoming fourth and final season. The panel was an emotional one for The Good Place stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto, and Marc Evan Jackson. Equally emotional were the roundtable interviews that followed.

Sitting down for his final San Diego Comic Con for The Good Place, Manny Jacinto spoke about what he’ll take away from the experience of being a part of the award-winning comedy’s cast. Jacinto also revealed what he’ll miss most about the Emmy nominated series.

Season four is set to premiere on September 26, 2019.

How sad is it to be saying goodbye?

Manny Jacinto: “Oh my gosh, I don’t know if you all saw the panel but like I almost had to like be, ‘What is that onion smell? I’m not crying, you’re crying!’ I had to literally fight tears because it started to be real. I can’t think about it right now because I’m going to start balling a little bit. But it’s definitely coming to fruition and I’m definitely starting to feel… The more we talk about it, the more I see all these guys, in the back of my head it’s like after this I might not see them for a while. It’s a sad feeling.”

When you look back at the show, this crazy insane show, what are your feelings about what it’s been through and how it’s evolved?

Manny Jacinto: “I don’t know if I would call it the little show that could. I just remember in the beginning, in the first season, I’m just like, ‘It’s so weird!’ There’s so many like weird jokes and so many weird things that we do. All the characters are weird. Are people going to get it? And we had fun; that’s all we could really do. And to see what’s it’s become, to see the little kids that come up to us that are just like smiling ear to ear, the parents that are thankful to us because they get to watch the show with their kids and not having to worry about seeing blood and violence or like any of that R-rated stuff, it’s very special. It’s something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

Yeah, it’s an incredible experience. Hopefully, somehow we’ll get together again and make something happen. Who knows? 10 years from now – a reunion?”

What are you going to miss the most?

Manny Jacinto: “To do a metaphor on this, the whole show or the scenes are almost like a basketball game. It’s like a lot of the times I get to get the ball and do a slam dunk, a lot of times I get to say the joke. Although that is a lot of pressure, I do get a huge kick out of trying to make my castmates laugh or cry laughing. So, I think that’s the biggest thing, the fact that we just get to fool around. And I always try to break them as much as I can. That’s the biggest thing, being able to laugh with these guys.”

What’s next for you? Are you going to go into other television projects?

Manny Jacinto: “I think, yeah, as much as I love Jason and he’s always going to be in my heart, I really just want to exercise other roles. We have Top Gun coming out and we have a bunch of other projects in the works right now. Before all this it was all genre for me. This is my first comedy gig so maybe dive back into that a little bit…and then come back.”