The rapper will appear in the final installment of the upcoming mini-series.

A&E is currently filming a remake of Roots, the televised mini-series based on Alex Haley’s popular book, which will include T.I. in a role. According to Varitey, the rapper plays Cyrus, a slave-turned-soldier fighting for the Union during the Civil War.

The series is produced by ?uestlove and also stars Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Purefoy, and Mekhi Phifer. Though there is no release date the four-part series is expected next year. [via Pitchfork]

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