“Underground” Renewed For Season 2
WGN has renewed their breakout drama “Underground” for a second season.
The period drama starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller, and Christopher Meloni, centers on a group of 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.
“Underground” has garnered a total of 3 million viewers since it’s debut on March 9 and has set a ratings record for the network.
Here’s the scoop via Deadline:
“With enormous pride we are announcing a second season of Underground, a series that has resonated with so many passionate fans across the country,” said Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios.
Underground, which has been well received by critics and received an extra shot of publicity last week when Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman was unveiled as the new face on the $20 bill, follows a courageous group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom in the greatest escape in history. Cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, Amirah Vann, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, Reed Diamond, Theodus Crane, James Lafferty, Renwick Scott and Jussie Smollett.
Congratulations to the cast and crew on being picked up for a second season.
I have to admit, I watched “Underground” under protest and ended up LOVING the show.
Do you watch?
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