Besides working on his upcoming album, So Help Me God, Kanye West has signed on to work on a new WGN America series called Underground. Yeezus will be in charge of being the beatsmith of the show, creating the show’s musical soundtrack, Project Casting reports.
The drama is about a group of slaves who plan an escape from a Georgia plantation and are guided by an abolitionist couple who are leading them to a station that they run on the Underground Railroad. During their journey, they duck and dodge every force against them and those whose only goal is to bring them back to slavery.
The cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jessica De Gouw, Christopher Meloni, and Aldis Hodge. Filming is set to start Apr. 13th.