Raphael Saadiq has signed on to play Sam Cooke in one episode of NBC’s upcoming 1960s-set The Playboy Club, which, as we all know by now, I’m sure, Naturi Naughton co-stars in.
Saadiq’s appearance will happen in October, during which he’ll reportedly perform Cooke’s hit Having a Party.
Just an FYI for those who curious… Cooke died in 1964; The Playboy Club is set in 1963, a year before his death.
Famous entertainers of the age are expected to make appearances in the new series, so I’m sure there’ll be more announcements of the actors who will play those parts. In fact, producers of the show have already confirmed depictions of younger versions of Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Ike and Tina Turner.
The Playboy Club premieres Monday, September 19th at 10pm.
So, who else would you like to see portrayed in The Playboy Club and what actors should play them?