WGN America’s critically acclaimed new drama “Underground: Season One” arrives on DVD June 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Tribune Studios. The suspenseful series is executive produced by John Legend via his Get Lifted Film Co., who are also overseeing all music aspects of the gripping 10-episode journey, which follows a group of slaves striving for their freedom from the Macon plantation in 1857 Antebellum, Georgia. As they plan to escape, the immense sacrifices and uncertainty of where to go and who to trust will test those who have the courage to leave and decide who has the endurance to survive.
The ensemble cast features breakout stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge, alongside Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, and Christopher Meloni, and guest stars Marc Blucas, Reed Diamond, Adina Porter, Amirah Vann, Mykelti Williamson and Andrea Frankle.
“Underground” is created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski who also executive produce alongside Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures and Anthony Hemingway.
The season 1 DVD release is enhanced with bonus material that includes behind-the-scenes featurettes “The Music of Underground” with Executive Producers John Legend and Mike Jackson discussing the soundtrack and how contemporary music plays a role in the show; “The Journey of Underground,” showcasing how the story made it from the set to the screen; and “The Characters of Macon,” giving audiences a deeper look at the powerful personas who have brought the series to life, along with commentaries for select episodes, a cast gag reel and more!
DVD Bonus Features Include:
– “The Music of Underground” featurette
– Episode Commentaries on “The Macon 7” and “Cradle” with Misha Green and Joe Pokaski
– “The Journey of Underground” featurette
– “The Characters of Macon” featurette
– Gag Reel
– Camera Test Video with an introduction by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski