LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) — Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter John Legend is to guest star on Season 2 of the period drama Underground.
“Legend, who also serves as executive producer on the gripping series, will portray iconic abolitionist, orator and author Frederick Douglass,” WGN America said in a press release.
Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, the show is currently in production in Savannah, Ga. The 10-episode, second season is to debut in early 2017 on the cable network.
Set in the 19th century, the series follows “an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice.”
It stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Amirah Vann and Marc Blucas.