Peppermint is about to take us to church!
The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 runner-up and transgender icon is joining returning CBS dramedy God Friended Me. She will play a trans pastor in a two-episode arc beginning Sunday, October 6.
SO excited to join @godfriendedme as a #transgender pastor for a TWO-PART episode beginning Sunday, 10/6 on #CBS! So thankful to be part of a project that is sparking conversations and changing minds to a better tomorrow.Thank you @ew for the interview! https://t.co/p7YYsyuZlj pic.twitter.com/SwiWg3dXE4
— Pep says: stream A GIRL LIKE ME NOW! (@Peppermint247) September 27, 2019
Peppermint “boards the Brandon Micheal Hall-led program as Pastor Olivia, the leader of an LGBTQ-friendly congregation Ali (series regular Javicia Leslie) joins after leaving her father’s (Joe Morton) Harlem Episcopal Church,” EW reports. “Hall fronts the series as Miles, an atheist podcaster whose life drastically changes after receiving a Facebook friend request from God.”
“So thankful to be part of a project that is sparking conversations and changing minds to a better tomorrow,” Peppermint tweeted.
“Playing a pastor is a role I never would have envisioned for myself,” Pep added on Instagram, adding, “now I am totally obsessed with Miss O!”
“This role is proof that we’ve come so far,” she tells EW. “A transgender pastor is not something you’d see being written or cast even five years ago. This season, they are raising the bar both in front and behind the camera. You ain’t ready, y’all!”
Where did we leave our friends in Season 1? Here's the lowdown on Miles, Cara, Rakesh, Ali, and Arthur—pick up where we left off when Season 2 of #GodFriendedMe premieres this Sunday! pic.twitter.com/PqozoPN9wK
— God Friended Me (@GodFriendedMe) September 27, 2019
The first contestant to enter the Drag Race competition as an out trans woman, Peppermint made herstory again last year in Head Over Heels as the first out trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway. Her other TV credits include Saturday Night Live and Pose.
God Friended Me Season 2 premieres September 29 on CBS.