your first resource for everything australian actress jessica de gouw since 2013
television Underground
19th Feb

THE WRAP – WGN America’s new Underground Railroad drama “Underground” will screen at the White House as part of Black History Month, the network announced Friday. The pilot episode of the show will be be screened on Feb. 22 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, there will be panel discussions with the “Underground” cast and creative team, including executive producer John Legend, creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, executive producer Akiva Goldsman and director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway.

Stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw and Amirah Vann will also be in attendance. The panel event will be live streamed beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET. “Underground” follows a group of men and women who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history and break free, despite the dire consequences that await them on the other side. The story follows a blacksmith who covertly organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom. The odds of success are razor-thin for those who make it off the plantation, while the risks, dangers and obstacles multiply each step of the way.

The show is the fourth original series from WGN America. The network launched the superatural drama “Salem” in 2014, followed by a series dramatizing the creation of the atomic bomb, “Manhattan,” which was recently cancelled after two seasons. The network also recently began airing “Outsiders,” about a family living off the grid on a mountain in Kentucky as they clash with an encroaching mining company. “Underground” will premiere on WGN America on March 9 at 10/9c.

television Underground Videos
23rd Jan

‘Underground’ premieres Wednesday, March 9 at 10 p.m. on WGN America.

television Underground Videos
14th Dec

Trailers for WGN America’s ‘Underground’, it will premiere on March 9.

television Underground
27th Nov

Interviews television Underground
13th Oct

MASHABLE – WGN America’s Underground wants to show you slavery as you’ve never seen it before.

The thrilling new historical drama about the Underground Railroad isn’t your typical period piece, the cast and creators said at New York Comic Con on Sunday.

“There are hard moments, but it’s not hard to watch because it’s such an adventure,” star Aldis Hodge told Mashable. “We get to laugh, we get to love, we get to play, we get to dance.”

Hodge plays Noah, a slave who’s tried to escape numerous times from his plantation. One day, he learns of the Underground Railroad — a new way to freedom.

“It’s the new hot thing happening ’round these parts,” Hodge joked.

Since the journey is too treacherous to make alone — hundreds of blistering miles through unforgivable terrain, being hunted by slave catchers night and day — Noah decides to recruit a group of slaves from his plantation. Rosalee, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, is one of those people.

Rosalee is a house slave, brainwashed into thinking that that’s her only place in life, Smollett-Bell explains. It’s not until she meets Noah that she starts thinking seriously about freedom. For the actress, the show was a chance to play an amazingly “complex” character, and dig deeper into a fascinating part of American history.

Slaves trying to find their way to freedom “would use the moss hanging on a tree, or the stars, or printings in the ground,” Smollett-Bell said. “It’s fascinating that they had that kind of knowledge of the earth.”

Continue Reading

television Underground
11th Oct

First look at Jessica as Elizabeth Hawkes, a socialite who shares the abolitionist ideals of her husband, John. ‘Underground’ will premiere in early 2016.

THE WRAP – WGN America released six character posters for its new Underground Railroad drama “Underground” on Sunday. The series follows follows a group of plantation slaves who band together for the fight of their lives and their freedom as they make the perilous journey from the deep South to the North. The series stars Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Amriah Vann, and Alano Miller. In addition, Smollett-Bell’s brother, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, will appear on the series as a runaway slave.

The series will also feature Marc Blucas, Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, Johnny Ray Gill, and Chris Chalk and many more. Misha Green wrote and created the series along with Joe Pokaski. The pair also serve as executive producers alongside Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures; Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse Pictures; and Academy Award-winning songwriter John Legend, along with Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius of Get Lifted. Anthony Hemingway (“The Wire,” “Treme”) directs and serves as executive producer for the first four episodes. Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios are producing.

Page 3 of 2112345...1020...Last »