For its eighth and final season, “Black-ish” will welcome a very special guest star. Michelle Obama will appear in an episode of the ABC sitcom, according to the show’s creators, who announced it on social media on Thursday. The former first lady is portraying herself, but other details regarding her look are being withheld for the time being. Obama described filming the episode as “such a delight,” praising the show’s “wit and all-around brilliance.” She tweeted, “I can’t wait for you all to see it.” “Black-ish,” which premiered in 2014, is set in Los Angeles and follows Andre “Dre” Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) and their upper-middle-class Black family.
Ross won a Golden Globe Award for her role in the film in 2017. Politics has also been discussed in the series. The creative team opted to postpone an episode titled “Please, Baby, Please” in 2018 because it included satire about former President Donald Trump, dubbed “the Shady King.” Last year, Hulu customers were allowed to watch the program. Stacey Abrams, a voting rights activist, was nominated for an Emmy earlier this year for her voiceover work on the series’ 2020 election special. Obama has previously tried her hand at acting. While her husband was still president, she appeared on the sixth season finale episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” in 2014.