According to TVLine, Smollett-Bell will play the recurring role of Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage.
In Smollettâ€™s cameo episode, he will play Josey, a wild-eyed runaway slave who doesnâ€™t trust anyone; not even the people stationed along the way who are trying to help him maintain his freedom.
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 theÂ ABC series, On Our Own.
Underground which also stars Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) will premiere on WGN in 2016.