Sunday, January 31, 2016

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON WGN'S HISTORICAL SERIES 'UNDERGROUND' WITH CHRISTOPHER MELONI, ALDIS HODGE, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, MARC BLUCAS, JAMES LAFERTY! TRAILER & POSTERS

'UNDERGROUND' EPIC SERIES 
POSTERS AND FIRST TRAILER
One of the new historical television series we are expecting to watch this year UNDERGROUND has just received its first trailer and also some new character posters. Depicting a tumultuous period in American history it will star airing at WGN America on Wednesday March 9th!

A ROAD TO FREEDOM

Set in a desperate and dangerous time, WGN 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. The provocative and compelling series focuses on a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives — for their families, their future and their freedom.  In the main focus is a group of plantation 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.

CHRISTOPHER MELONI AND JUSSIE SMOLLETT IN THE CAST
 Produced by Akiva Goldsman, and set to premiere sometime early next year, UNDERGROUND stars  Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Christopher Meloni (as August, a secretive mercenary who walks a tightrope between survival and morality), Alano Miller (as a charismatic slave on the plantation who is despised and feared by the other slaves), Jessica de Gouw and Amirah Vann (as head house slave, who is an expert in navigating the upstairs/downstairs life on the plantation ) whose characters are trying to reach freedom in different ways! The series also stars EMPIRE superstar Jussie Smollett (as wild-eyed runaway who doesn’t trust anyone, not even those stationed along the way who would try to help him), ONE TREE HILL star and director James Laferty (as a U.S. marshal who is intent on enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act.), Marc Blucas (as abolitionist lawyer who will break the laws he’s sworn to uphold in order to serve a greater good.), Adina Porter (as a strong wife and mother who first gives voice to the song in which the runners will find clues to help guide them to freedom), Chris Backus, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, Reed Diamond (as affable owner of a very large and successful Georgia plantation and a loving family man), Theodus Crane, Renwick Scott. John Legend will oversee the music in the series after winning an Oscar last year for his song in SELMA movie.

15 comments:

  1. Looks like WGN is getting in the historical business. First Manhattan and now this.

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  2. That music for the trailer was intense. I'm sort of intrigued but would like to see slave movies dealing with something other than the slave life of black people. I know for a fact that slavery did not only his my race in the past and there are still various kinds of slavery going on even today.

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    1. We're all slaves in a way. I also did not expect for the trailer to be that intense and dynamic.

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  3. this somewhat reminds me of 12 year a slave

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  4. Looks like a very intense show, indeed!

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    1. and also unexpectedly action packed and dynamic

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  5. I will definitely be giving this series chance. Thanks for the trailer, it was good and intense.

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    1. write down March into your calender, Pat!

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  6. Well, there should be more movies and books addressing the topic of slavery.

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    1. especially the current slavery! Imagine all the slaves who produce our wardrobe over in Asia :( And they're happy to have even such job!

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    2. but then again, who am I kidding, I'm slaving away for 300$ a month or less!

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    3. too true, this month I might earn even less, because the book I'm doing is extremely long :(

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