Jussie Smollett to guest star in WGN’s Underground

Empire star Jussie Smollett will be reuniting onscreen with his little sister actress Jurnee Smollett when he guest stars in Jurnee’s new WGN series Underground.

Jurnee and Jussie SmollettThe siblings first starred together in the 1994 series On Our Own.


Empire’s Jussie Smollett is going back in time for a family reunion.

The actor will guest star on WGN’s upcoming period drama Underground opposite his sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell, the network announced Wednesday.

Underground follows a group of slaves planning a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

According to the Hollywood Reporter Underground will premiere in 2016.

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