T.I. has joined the cast of A&E’s Roots remake, as Variety (via Pitchfork) reports. He’ll appear in the final part of four two-hour installments as a character named Cyrus, “a headstrong slave who fights for his freedom from the Union Army against Confederate Forces.” T.I. joins a cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, and more.
As previously reported, Questlove will be the remake’s executive music producer. It’s scheduled to air sometime next year, and is currently shooting in Louisiana.