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Underground (WGN 2017, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell)Underground (WGN 2017, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell)


Underground (WGN 2017, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell)



For a slave living in the pre-Civil War South, the only road to freedom was a dangerous journey where failure often meant death. Underground follows the slaves who set foot on the fabled Underground Railroad, the secret network of men and women who risked their lives aiding them, and the mercenaries tasked with hunting them down at any cost.

From WGN America’s press release, December 2016… WGN America’s critically acclaimed, hit original drama “Underground,” which struck a chord with viewers and ignited a social media movement, will premiere its second season on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today. The network also unveiled the highly anticipated teaser trailer and first image from its sophomore season, featuring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Rosalee”), Aldis Hodge (“Noah”), Jessica de Gouw (“Elizabeth Hawkes”), Alano Miller? (“Cato”), Amirah Vann (“Ernestine”) and Aisha Hinds (“Harriet Tubman”). The news comes on the heels of today’s NAACP Image Awards announcement which honored “Underground” with four nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Amirah Vann) and Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series (Anthony Hemingway). Season two of the 10-episode, hour-long series follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice. Set in the aftermath of the Macon 7’s daring attempt to stage the greatest escape in history, this group of American heroes continues on their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman blazing the trail.

Jussie Smollett as Josey
Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee
Aldis Hodge as Noah
Christopher Meloni as August
Alano Miller as Cato
Jessica De Gouw as Elizabeth
Adina Porter as Pearly Mae
Amirah Vann as Ernestine
Marc Blucas as John Hawkes
Mykelti Williamson as Moses
Reed Diamond as Tom Macon
Chris Chalk as William Still
Johnny Ray Gill as Sam
Theodus Crane as Zeke
Renwick Scott as Henry
Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman
Jasika Nicole as Georgia
Michael Trotter as Biographer
Jesse Luken as Smoke

other cast info
Devon Gummersall as John Hawkes (Originally Cast)

key behind the scenes crew
Akiva Goldsman as Executive Producer
Anthony Hemingway as Director of Pilot
Joby Harold as Executive Producer
Joe Pokaski as Creator/Executive Producer
John Legend as Executive Producer
Mike Jackson as Executive Producer
Misha Green as Creator/Executive Producer
Tory Tunnell as Executive Producer
Ty Stiklorius as Executive Producer

show type
period drama

broadcast from
March 9, 2016 –

network and production companies
WGN – Get Lifted Film Company, The – Safehouse Pictures – Sony Pictures Television – Tribune Studios – Weed Road Pictures


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