Rob Morgan has been tapped for a key recurring role for season 3 of This Is Us.
Per THR, who broke the news, Morgan will portray Solomon Brown, “a longtime city councilman and fixture in Philadelphia who oversees the very district where William (Emmy nominee Ron Cephas Jones) lived pre-Randall (Sterling K. Brown). The character is described as smart and charming, a family man and regular churchgoer. He knows how to play the game and do what it takes to succeed.”
Show creator Dan Fogleman previously told THR of Season 3: “Someone starts entering the world of local politics. It’s nothing big and national — nothing Republican vs. Democrat or left vs. right — but we’re going to dive into some community hot political waters with a surprising character.”
Morgan, most known for his role in Dee Rees’ critically-acclaimed Mudbound, is also known for work in several Netflix films and series, especially his role as Turk Barrett in the Marvel Netflix shows.
He’ll be seen on the big screen twice in 2019 with Greyhound and The Last Black Man in San Francisco.