The "Moonlight" director's first television series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
The years-long wait for “The Underground Railroad,” the first television series from acclaimed filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) isn’t quite over, but new details are beginning to emerge about the highly-anticipated project.
“The Underground Railroad,” which is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video, is an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Whitehead’s novel took place in an alternate history where the 19th century Underground Railroad was a literal railroad that American slaves used to flee the South and find freedom.
The Thunder Ground Railroad Release Date:
Amazon has confirmed that The Underground Railroad will be released on 14th May 2021 on Amazon Prime Video. There are 10 episodes to get stuck into.
The Thunder Ground Railroad Cast:
Chase W. Dillon
Set in the 19th century, the alternative history novel follows two slaves working in the Deep South – Cora, a young black woman who is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, and newcomer Caesar.
Caesar introduces Cora to the Underground Railroad. In real-life history, this was a route of safe houses and people who would help guide slaves to safety. In the series, this is fictionalised as a real transport system, with tracks, tunnels, conductors and engineers – and the pair use it to flee the plantation. Their daring escape sees them carve through the soil of America searching for freedom and, ultimately, a home.