WGN is going on the run. Checkout the trailer for their new series “Underground”. Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and produced by John Legend, “Underground” centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive. Jurnee Smollett Bell, Alano Miller, Christopher Meloni, and Aldris Hodge are a few of the names to be a part of this new 10 episode run of “Underground”.
Its always amazing when you get a cast with strong leading black roles. Not so amazing is that the roles are always gangsters, hoodrats, or slaves. But I will be checking out this show and giving it a chance. Dont think I’ve seen any movie or tv show about the underground railroad so it should be interesting. Wonder if Harriet Tubman will be portrayed during the shows run.
What do you think of UNDERGROUND becoming a show?
Premieres March 9th on WGN.