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  • Premiered: 
    March 9, 2016
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  • Network: WGN America
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Misha Green & Joe Pokaski 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: slavery

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  • Season 1
    • Amazon
  • Season 1 & 2 [Limited Edition]
    • Amazon
  • Season 2
    • Amazon
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Plot Synopsis

UNDERGROUND is a one-hour drama series that 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. Driven, perceptive and restless, Noah is known on the plantation for his dexterity as a blacksmith... and the telltale marks on his back that reveal a history of his dreams of freedom. Noah's young love interest, the shy Rosalee, has been sheltered away in the "big house" as a slave to the Macon family, and hasn't seen much beyond the edges of the plantation. She will soon discover another side to her that no one would have ever predicted...including herself. The main title theme, "Heaven's Door," is produced by John Legend, an executive producer of the series who also oversees the show's musical score, which connects the past to the present. Two weeks before the series premiere -- on Monday, February 22 -- UNDERGROUND was screened at the White House, as part of the White House Office of Public Engagement's Black History Month event, "These Hallowed Grounds," highlighting landmarks and monuments around the country significant to the African American community, including stops on the Underground Railroad. Prior to the screening were panel discussions with the UNDERGROUND cast and creative team, including Legend, creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, executive producer Akiva Goldsman and director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway, and stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw and Amirah Vann. The 10-episode second season of UNDERGROUND premiered on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on WGN America, immediately follow an encore presentation of the entire first season from Noon-10pm. Set in the aftermath of the Macon 7's daring attempt to stage the greatest escape in history, this group of American heroes continues on their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman blazing the trail. In Season 2, John Legend guest stars as iconic abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and new, recurring guest star Aisha Hinds portrays the pioneering Harriet Tubman. In the season opener, "Contraband," the remaining members of the Macon 7 have made it North, but they've learned that freedom is not as simple as crossing a line. Plus, the season premiere features a new, original song from series executive producer John Legend entitled, "In America," and Beyonce's Grammy-nominated smash single "Freedom."
On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released UNDERGROUND Complete Season 2 on DVD. Season 2 continues to draw inspiration from America's historical roots, bringing pioneering hero and infamous conductor, Harriet Tubman (Aisha Hinds), to life along with renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass (John Legend). In one of history's greatest escape stories, the Macon 7 face endless challenges in their dangerous escape to freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war. As tensions rise and risks are taken, will they be able to make it to safety or will their plans go up in flames? The Season 2 episode, "Minty," is a must-see -- a tour de force, one-woman performance by Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman is truly worth the price of the DVD.

DVD contains all ten episodes in a three-disc DVD set, including these special features:
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes

In addition -- and available for a limited time only -- a multi-season DVD set will also be available June 11. The 6-disc DVD package includes all 20 episodes from Seasons 1 & 2 with three behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentaries and original camera tests from Season One. Also included are deleted scenes from Season 2 and gag reels from both seasons.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television
  • Produced by Tribune Studios