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television Underground
08th Jun

We sure didn’t see that one coming. After two successful seasons, it is heartbreaking to see it go now. But there’s still hope another network will pick it up, and we must do everything we can to help by making noise on social media! #RenewUnderground

TV LINE – Plans for a third season of Underground have been derailed.
WGN American has cancelled the period drama after two seasons and 20 episodes, Tribune Media announced on Tuesday. Sony Pictures Television — the studio behind Underground — will attempt to find a new home for the series.

“Despite Underground being a terrific and important series, it no longer fits with our new direction and we have reached the difficult decision not to renew it for a third season,” said Tribune CEO Peter Kern in a statement. “We are tremendously proud of this landmark series that captured the zeitgeist and made an impact on television in a way never before seen on the medium… It is our hope that this remarkable show finds another home and continues its stories of courage, determination and freedom.”

The cancellation follows the demise of fellow WGN drama Outsiders and ahead of Tribune’s acquisition by Sinclair. “As WGN America evolves and broadens the scope and scale of its portfolio of series, we recently announced that resources will be reallocated to a new strategy to increase our relevance within the rapidly changing television landscape,” Kern explained. “This move is designed to deliver additional value for our advertising and distribution partners and offer viewers more original content across our air.”

Underground‘s second and final season concluded earlier this month.

Movies OtherLife
15th May

Hi everyone! I’ve updated the gallery with two new production stills of Jessica as Ren Amari in one of her upcoming projects ‘OtherLife’. The movie will have its world premiere during the 2017 Sydney Film Festival on June 16. I am really excited to see this one, it looks promising!

OtherLife is a revolutionary new drug invented by Ren Amari (Jessica de Gouw). It expands the brain’s sense of time and creates virtual reality directly in the user’s mind. With OtherLife, mere seconds in real life can feel like hours or days of exciting adventures. Ren hopes to use this miraculous technology to heal her comatose brother, but there are other more secretive plans afoot, like selling OtherLife technology to governments wishing to solve prison overcrowding by imprisoning criminals in virtual cells: a use that Ren adamantly opposes. OtherLife makes use of a great concept in a stylish and energetic thriller.

Interviews Videos
01st Mar
television Underground Videos
13th Jan

The new season of ‘Underground’ will premiere Wednesday March 8, 10/9c on WGN America.

Season two of the 10-episode, hour-long series follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice. 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.

Appearances
08th Jan

DEADLINE – Ahead of its Season 2 debut, WGN America’s Underground is heading back to the Sundance Film Festival for the second year in a row.

I’ve learned that the pre-Civil War drama created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski will have a “clips and conversation” panel on at 6 PM January 21. Set to be held at the Park City HQ of the Blackhouse Foundation, the two-hour get-together will feature Green and Pokaski as well as Underground leads Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge as well as EP and director Anthony Hemingway. Also in attendance will be EP John Legend, who is appearing as a guest star in Season 2 of Underground as iconic abolitionist Frederick Douglass – footage of whom is expected to be shown, among others clips from the upcoming season.

“The festival provides the perfect platform to recognize the creative spirit of visionary artists, and the Blackhouse Foundation headquarters offers a dynamic audience to engage for Underground to share its timeless story,” said Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios. After the panel, a party is set for the Sony Pictures Television-produced series at the Riverhorse on Main Street.

It’s a bit of a déjà vu in a festival that has seen a larger and larger small screen presence in recent years. In that vein, Legend, Get Lifted partner and fellow Underground EP Mike Jackson and various members of the cast and creative behind the series were at Sundance 2015 talking up and previewing the show before its March 9 debut. That debut broke ratings records for WGN America with the best total-viewer opening ever for an original on the channel.

Taking the story of the fleeing Macon 7 to a new and even more historic level, the 10-episode Season 2 of Underground premiering March 8 also will feature Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, as well as Legend’s Douglass. With production having just wrapped down in Savannah, GA, Smollett-Bell and Hodge are back for the second season along with Jessica de Gouw, Alano Miller, Amirah Vann and Christopher Meloni.

The Sundance Film Festival runs January 19-29.

television Underground Videos
14th Dec

DEADLINE – WGN America has set 10 PM Wednesday, March 8, for the second-season premiere of its hit original drama series Underground. The network also unveiled a first-look teaser trailer from its sophomore season, featuring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Rosalee), Aldis Hodge (Noah), Jessica de Gouw (Elizabeth Hawkes), Alano Miller‎ (Cato), Amirah Vann (Ernestine) and Aisha Hinds (Harriet Tubman).

The 10-episode Season 2 of Underground follows the struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice. 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 Tubman blazing the trail. The series-regular cast also includes Christopher Meloni and Marc Blucas. Recurring guest stars are Hinds, Jasika Nicole, DeWanda Wise, Michael Trotter, Jesse Luken, Sadie Stratton and John Legend.

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