Noah Centineo The Assignment Evil

Jesus will have a different look when he returns to The Fosters later this season.

The ABC Family drama has recast the role of Mariana’s twin brother — originally played by Jake T. Austin — with Noah Centineo (Austin & Ally), the network announced Monday.

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The actor will make his debut as a series regular in the second half of the third season, premiering in 2016.

Austin left The Fosters after the close of Season 2, which ended with Jesus getting into a traumatic accident. However, it was revealed in this month’s season opener that he did not die in the cliffhanger, but survived and then went off to boarding school.

Centineo’s credits include guest spots on See Dad Run, Newsreaders, Jessie and Shake It Up! He also appeared in the Disney Channel original movie How to Build a Better Boy.

Fosters fans, what do you think of the new Jesus? Does he look enough like Austin that it won’t take you out of the scene?

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“The Fosters” has found its new Jesus.

After actor Jake T. Austin, who plays Jesus Adams Foster on the family drama, announced his departure this past March, ABC Family revealed the new star to step into the role: Noah Centineo.

Centineo, best known for his part in Disney Channel’s original movie “How to Build a Better Boy” and series “Austin & Ally,” will make his debut as a series regular when the show returns with the second half of its third season in 2016. Season three is currently under way, airing Monday nights at 8 p.m.

Austin confirmed his departure on Twitter, following the season-two finale in March, which had his character involved in a car accident. This month’s premiere revealed that Jesus didn’t die in the cliffhanger but went off to boarding school.

I’m honored to have been a part of such a groundbreaking series, but I personally want to let you know that my time on the show….

— Jake T. Austin (@JakeTAustin) March 24, 2015

has come to an end. Thank you for letting me be a part of your family, it’s been a pleasure. -JTA

— Jake T. Austin (@JakeTAustin) March 24, 2015


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