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.
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.
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.
Jessica attended the Ivy 100 Centenary Celebrations with a performance by Kylie Minogue on December 7, 2016 in London.
Jessica is back in London and she was spotted at the Lulu & Jasmine Guinness Celebrate Christmas With Friends Event earlier today! Pictures have been added to the gallery.
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