Michelle Obama is joining black-ish for its final season.
The former First Lady will guest star on the series, which will premiere its final season in early 2022. Not much has been shared about the type of role Obama will have, but it can be deduced that her performance will fall in line with the topics black-ish will tackle, including voting, the pandemic, social justice and more.
According to ABC:
The series will continue to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, including the global pandemic, voting, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality.
black-ish stars include Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Trace Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Jeff Meacham as Josh and Katlyn Nichol as Olivia.
Obama has made several TV appearances on talk shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She has also started adding to her acting resume with guest performances on Parks and Recreation as herself, A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College, and on Waffles + Mochi as the character Tomato. She also executive produces projects including Waffles + Mochi, Becoming, Crip Camp, We the People, Ada Twist, Scientist, and Exit West through Higher Ground Productions, which she runs with her husband, former President Barack Obama.