Well, ladies and gents it’s official. “Underground” has been given the green light for season two. The show is set to premiere season two on March 8, 2017. The original drama will air on WGN at 10 pm. The second season will feature actors Aldis Hodge (Noah), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Rosalee), Jessica De Gouw (Elizabeth Hawkes), Alano Miller (Cato), Amirah Vann (Ernestine), and Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman.
Season two of the breakout hit will only have ten episodes. “Underground” will be produced by Sony Pictures and executive produced by its creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski. Other executive producers for the project included Legend Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, and Tory Tunnell.
Harriet Tubman Leads The Macon 7 Through The Underground
The show takes place in 1857 and is about the Underground Railroad in Antebellum Georgia. The show focuses on a group of slaves who have been named the Macon 7. The group came together to plan their escape from a Georgia plantation. The second season will focus on the aftermath of the Macon 7‘s great escape. Viewers will be taken along on the group’s journey to freedom as they are led by abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Recurring guest stars for the second season will include Aisha Hinds, Dewanda Wise, Michael Trotter, Jesse Luken, Sadie Stratton, and John Legend. The show made its debut in March of 2016 and has received rave reviews ever since. The show is gritty with its scenes of torture and beatings but it depicts a part of history that was painful for Americans.
You can view the official trailer for the epic drama below.
So, what are your thoughts? Will you be watching season 2 of “Underground”? Do you feel that this story has been told too much? Will “Underground” shed a different light on how slavery is depicted? Let me know in the comments.
Written By: Ronda Brooks