Premiering March 9,
America’s “Underground” tells the
story of “revolutionaries of the Underground Railroad who use their ingenuity,
power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history despite the
dire consequences that awaited them on the other side.”
Leading up to the series premiere, Shadow & Act spoke with the “Underground” creators and cast about what drew them to the project, what viewers should expect from the show, and the challenges of making an action thriller set during slavery.
Director Anthony Hemingway
Lead Actor Aldis Hodge (“Noah”)
Lead Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Rosalee”)
Cast Members Amirah Vann (“Ernestine”) and Adina Porter (“Pearly Mae”) talk maternal figures on the show
Show Creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski on inspiration
“Underground” premieres Wednesday, March 9 on WGN America.