Lucifer star Tom Ellis has joined Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) in the limited series Washington Black, a new adventure series destined for Hulu.

Washington Black, based on the novel by the same name, follows the story of a young child, George Washington “Wash” Black, who escapes from slavery and encounters many adventures.

Ellis will take on the role of Christopher “Titch” Wilde, described as an eccentric, passionate Steam-Punk inventor whose youthful enthusiasm masks an inner vulnerability.

A death at his family’s sugar plantation catapults Titch on an incredible journey across the sky with young Wash by his side. On their shared journey, Titch finds himself in the reluctant position of mentor and father figure to the boy.

Ernest Kingsley Jr., (The Sparticle Mystery) will play Wash, with Sterling K. Brown taking on the role of the gregarious, larger-than-life Medwin Harris. (Brown also serves as Executive Producer on the series.)

Also starring are Iola Evans, Edward Bluemel, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.

Washington Black is adapted for by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and 20th Television.