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Stacey Abrams to guest in ‘black-sih’ animated episode

Abrams, a former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate and chair of the voting rights advocacy group Fair Fight, is set to lend her voice to the upcoming animated episode of ABC’s ‘black-ish,’ CNN has learned exclusively.

In the episode, which is the the second of two new episodes scheduled to air back-to-back on October 4, Dre (Anthony Anderson) begins to explore local politics and, at one point, seeks some advice from Abrams, the network said.

Stacey Abrams, seen here in an animted sneak peek with Anthony Anderson's Dre, is set to lend her voice to an episode of ABC's 'black-ish.'

The two episodes are airing as a one-hour television special and will focus on following the family “as they navigate the upcoming presidential election,” a description added.

Both episodes will be directed by Matthew A. Cherry, whose animated short film “Hair Love” won an Oscar. Graham Towers & Ben Deeb wrote the animated episode.

The special will set the stage for the official return of ‘black-ish’ on October 21.

This year, which is the show’s seventh season, ‘black-ish’ will tackle current events like the global pandemic and “the movement for social justice and equality,” according to ABC.


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