The critically acclaimed new WGN America drama series “Underground” tells the compelling story of a group of slaves and abolitionists who brave the 600-mile journey north on the Underground Railroad from a Georgia plantation to freedom in the north. It was created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, both previously writers for NBC’s sci-fi drama “Heroes.” Also among the executive producers are Oscar and Grammy winning musician John Legend and Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”).
The large ensemble cast is led by Aldis Hodge (“Straight Outta Compton”) as Noah, who finds a song with lyrics that provide a map to freedom. He is joined by Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“True Blood”) as Rosalee, a sheltered house slave; Amirah Vann (“Girls”), as Ernestine, the head house slave; and Mykelti Williamson (“Justified”) as Moses, the plantation preacher.
Anthony Hemingway directed the first four episodes. He has accumulated a long list of TV directing credits in recent years, also including “Treme,” “True Blood,” “The Newsroom,” “Shameless” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” but he has yet to be nominated for an Emmy.
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Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who plays Rosalee
Aldis Hodge, who plays Noah
Alano Miller, who plays Cato
Jessica De Gouw, who plays Elizabeth
Amirah Vann, who plays Ernestine
Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, Creators
Anthony Hemingway, Director
Akiva Goldsman, Executive Producer
Karyn Wagner, Costume Designer
Meghan C. Rogers, Production Designer
Laura Karpman, Composer
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