EW has posted an exclusive look at Quvenzhané Wallis‘ guest starring role on ABC’s Black-ish.
Oscar nominated at the age of 9 for Best Actress for 2012’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, the now 15-year old will begin a multi-episode arc as Kyra, Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) cousin beginning on the Jan. 22 episode.
The episode, titled “Waltz in A Minor” (the pun will be evident soon), will feature Wallis’ character being taken in by Dre and his wife, Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross), but the couple “have different approaches to helping her adjust to suburban life,” according to ABC. “Meanwhile, Jack and Diane try to vet Kyra on social media to get information on her.”
ABC’s Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy.
The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Kenny Smith, Gail Lerner, Courtney Lilly, Lindsey Shockley, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
Wallis also starred as the titular character in Sony’s Annie remake, with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, and appeared in the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave. Other credits include The Prophet, Fathers and Daughters and the animated film Trolls.
Black-ish airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.