or


view all related dvds | view all related news | view all related listings
date (day) time network episode title
· there are no related listings for this project






UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE (AMAZON)
Premieres in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (11 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, March 2017) Amazon is currently developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama, The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead's National Book Award winning novel. Set to write and direct is Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), with the series slated to be executive produced by Pastel (Moonlight) and Brad Pitt's Plan B (Moonlight, 12 Years a Slave). Published by Doubleday, The Underground Railroad has sold over 825,000 copies in the United States across all formats. An Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection, #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, The Underground Railroad chronicles young Cora's journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Pierre as Caesar
· Amber Gray as Gloria Valentine
· Chase W. Dillon as Homer
· Damon Herriman as Martin
· Fred Hechinger as Young Ridgeway
· Jim Klock as Tom Hardman
· Joel Edgerton as Ridgeway
· Lily Rabe as Ethel Wells
· Thuso Mbedu as Cora
· William Jackson Harper as Royal
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barry Jenkins as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Colson Whitehead as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Pastel
· Plan B Entertainment