Season 2 Of WGN America’s Underground Premieres On March 8, Watch Teaser Trailer

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Season 2 Of WGN America’s Underground Premieres On March 8, Watch Teaser Trailer
Posted by Wilson Morales

December 13, 2016

WGN America has released a teaser trailer for the second-season premiere of its hit original drama series Underground, which will air on 10 PM Wednesday, March 8.

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 news comes on the heels of today’s NAACP Image Awards announcement which honored “Underground” with four nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Amirah Vann) and Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series  (Anthony Hemingway).

The series returns cast members Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Rosalee), Aldis Hodge (Noah), Jessica de Gouw (Elizabeth Hawkes), Alano Miller‎ (Cato), Amirah Vann (Ernestine) and Christopher Meloni. Marc Blucas will continue guest-starring as John Hawkes.

WGN America has already announced that Aisha Hinds will have a recurring role as Harriet Tubman, along with Chris Chalk as abolitionist William Still and Sadie Stratton as the notorious slave trader Patty Cannon. Other new members of the cast include Jasika Nicole as Georgia, an abolitionist with a covert station along the Underground; Michael Trotter as Biographer, an astute observer of people; Jesse Luken as Smoke, the second in command of an infamous slave-catcher gang, and John Legend as Frederic Douglas.

Underground is created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, who serve as executive producers alongside Emmy-nominated director Anthony Hemingway, Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) of Weed Road Pictures; Tory Tunnell (King Arthur, Holy Rollers) and Joby Harold (King Arthur, Edge of Tomorrow) of Safehouse Pictures; and Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius of Get Lifted Film Co; and Mark Taylor (MadTV).


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