John Legend will play Frederick Douglass in WGN's hit-show "Underground."
It appears John Legend is taking his talents to the small screen. On Tuesday, it was revealed that the G.O.O.D. Music singer will guest appear as the iconic abolitionist Frederick Douglass in a new episode of WGN’s Underground show.
Starring in the “Whiteface” episode, set to air later tonight April 4, at 10 PM, John will appear as the historical figure alongside a group of prominent abolitionists attending a Philadelphia party hosted by the show’s character Cato (played by Alano Miller), according to a press release.
Legend, who also serves as the show’s executive producer, says portraying Douglass was a huge honor and humbling experience.
“I looked at it as an honor, to be able to do that, to represent someone that I had been reading about since I was a little kid,” he said in a recent interview with Variety. “It’s humbling to take on that role, but I felt like it was a huge honor and I wanted to do what I could to help the show.”
Check out a trailer for tonight’s episode (below) and set your DVR’s now for 10 PM EST.