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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.

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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.

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.

television Underground Videos
18th Jun

GOLDDERBY“The beauty of the show is that it’s such a fast paced, on-the-move narrative,” says Jessica De Gouw as we chat via webcam (watch above) about her acclaimed new series “Underground.” In this WGN America drama about the underground railroad, she plays Elizabeth Hawkes who, along with her husband, abolitionist lawyer John (Marc Blucas), turns their Ohio home into a refuge for escaped slaves. “The stakes are always so much higher with every episode.”

When we first meet Elizabeth, she is “at a point of aimlessness,” having learned she is unable to conceive. “I think she’s a woman who has so much to give, and so much energy, and a lot of love,” explains the Australian actress. “I think the lack of her ability to give that to a child, to make a home for a child, made way for something else, and she really throws herself in wholeheartedly to helping other people escape.”

Though hesitant at first, after making the trip down South to meet John’s brother, slave-owner Tom Macon (Reed Diamond), she is quickly convinced. “You can’t un-see something like that,” De Gouw explains. “That sets up her spiral into anything and everything that comes her way, which is quite the adventure.”

Unique among period dramas, “Underground” tells its story with energy and verve, modernizing the past. “You don’t want to just force a history lesson on people every week,” she says. “You want it to be entertaining, you want it to be historically accurate, but I think it has to be a delicate balance.”

television Underground
25th Apr

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Freshman drama Underground is getting a second season, WGN America announced Monday.

The Underground Railroad-inspired series, executive-produced by John Legend, follows a group of African-Americans as they make their daring escape from slavery, and the various people that either help or hinder them along the way. Underground stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge as two runaway slaves leading the journey to freedom, Jessica de Gouw and Marc Blucas as white abolitionists attempting to help runaway slaves in secret, and Christopher Meloni as a morally conflicted bounty hunter.

“Underground isn’t just a television show. It’s a movement,” said Legend in a statement. “This show does so much more than entertain, it inspires us to reflect on our past and learn from those mistakes to make a brighter future for our children.”

Legend’s influence on Underground can be clearly felt in the show’s soundtrack, which features anachronistic music from artists like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd. The modern hip-hop elements underline the highly stylized quality of the period drama, making the story set in the 19th century feel current. And with the recent news that Harriet Tubman’s face is set to be printed on the $20 bill, Underground’s themes are more relevant than ever.

Underground’s first season finale will air Wednesday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET on WGN America.

television Underground
09th Mar

I have added a few stills from episode 1×02 and 1×03 of ‘Underground’. The show airs tonight (March 9) on WGN America at 10pm! Thanks again to FFA for the pictures.

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