Yara Shahidi at the "Grown-ish" Premiere Screening at the Lure Nightclub on December 13, 2017 in Hollywood, CA
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Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi has joined the voice cast of Audible Audio drama Stan Lee's Alliances: A Trick of Lightaccording to The Hollywood Reporter.

A Trick of Light follows Nia and Cameron, two young people who embark on a mysterious adventure when Cameron gains the power to see into another world.

“I’m honored to help bring to life Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light," Shahidi said in a statement. "This project has allowed me to dive deeper into a world of imagination created for us by Stan Lee, whose stories seem to always transcend time.”

“We’re thrilled to have Yara Shahidi bring this amazing story to life - she is both an enormously talented performer and one of the most progressive voices of her generation," added David Blum, editor in chief of Audible Originals. "We expect that Yara’s riveting performance paired with this extraordinary new universe will make A Trick of Light an instant favorite among our listeners.” 

"At its heart, A Trick of Light is about the need for human connection and the power that comes from youth-led action and discovery of collective purpose," said Lieberman and Silbert who co-created the Alliances universe alongside Stan Lee. "Yara embodies all of that and more. Her thoughtful social engagement and passion for science and technology echoes so much of what Stan was aiming for in this new universe. We can't wait for Yara to present this story to the world."

"Yara's voice will make this story sing. As an accomplished artist and profoundly talented performer, I’m excited to hear her bring these strong characters to life," said Kat Rosenfield, Lee's co-writer.

Created and written before this death last fall, A Trick of Light was co-created by Lee, Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert and co-written by Lee and Kat Rosenfield.

Stan Lee's Alliances: A Trick of Light debuts June 27 on Audible.

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