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John Legend is taking on a historical new role.

The singer will guest-star on Season 2 of WGN America’s Underground as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, our sister site Variety reports.

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Underground — on which Legend also serves as an executive producer — returns with new episodes in early 2017.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Outlander has tapped French actor César Domboy (Borgia) to play the adult version of Fergus in Season 3, reports.

* Sean Grandillo (Scream) will recur during Season 2 of The Real O’Neals as Kenny’s first boyfriend, Variety reports.

* Olivia Williams (Manhattan) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) have joined the cast of Starz’s sci-fi thriller drama Counterpart, our sister site Deadline reports. The project centers around a lowly cog (JK Simmons) in a bureaucratic agency, which is guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension.

* TNT’s drama pilot adaptation of Let the Right One In has cast newcomer Kristine Froseth as the female vampire, per Deadline.

* Netflix has released a new trailer for the return of The Ranch on Friday, Oct. 7.







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