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CASTING NEWS: Jussie Smollett To Appear In Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Slavery Series, ‘Underground’

Empire star Jussie Smollett will appear in an episode of his sister’s, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, new mini-series, Underground.

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According to TVLine, Smollett-Bell will play the recurring role of Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage.

In Smollett’s cameo episode, he will play Josey, a wild-eyed runaway slave who doesn’t trust anyone; not even the people stationed along the way who are trying to help him maintain his freedom.

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For the first time in 20 years the brother and sister will be on the same TV show. From 1994-1995, Jussie, Jurnee along with their siblings, Jazz, Jocqui, Jake and Jojo starred in the ABC series, On Our Own.

Underground which also stars Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) will premiere on WGN in 2016.

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