RuPaul’s Drag Race alum and Broadway star Peppermint is joining CBS’s God Friended Me!
Peppermint will be a guest star for two episodes starting on the Oct. 6. episode, “The Lady.” She will play Pastor Olivia, a transgender pastor who heads a congregation that embraces the LGBTQ community. Peppermint’s character comes into the show as Ali (Javicia Leslie) leaves her father’s (Joe Morton) Episcopal Church in Harlem.
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“This role is proof that we’ve come so far,” Peppermint said to Entertainment Weekly. “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!”
The second season of God Friended Me airs Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET after Sunday Night Football. Peppermint’s Oct. 6 arc airs at 8 p.m. ET.