The National Museum of African American History and Culture will screen WGN’s critically acclaimed Underground as the inaugural event at the Oprah Winfrey Theater on Monday, September 26th (7 pm).
The screening will be followed by a panel co-creator, writer and executive producer Misha Green and cast members Alano Miller (“Cato”), Amirah Vann (“Ernestine”), Jessica de Gouw (“Elizabeth Hawkes”) and Aisha Hinds (“Harriet Tubman”), moderated by Dr. Rex Ellis, the museum’s Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs.
As WGN American’s hit series Underground prepares to go into production on season two on August 29th, the network has announced that Harriet Tubman will play a major role over the season.
Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome, True Blood, Star Trek Into Darkness) has been cast Tubman.
Stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, ?Jessica de Gouw return, and breakout actor Amirah Vann’s role as Ernestine has been expanded to series regular staus in season two.
Also joining the cast in recurring roles are: Fringe fan favorite Jasika Nicole, Michael Trotter (Rosewood) and Jesse Luken (Justified). Follow the jump for details.
Whoever said history was boring clearly wasn’t paying attention. WGN America’s Underground – a critically acclaimed drama dealing with the Underground Railroad that helped so many slaves to freedom, has quickly become the network’s most watched series ever – and by an almost ridiculous margin (follow the jump for the amazing numbers).
Small wonder then, that the network has ordered a second season of the show – and has begun a campaign to promote the series as an Emmy contender.
WGN America’s critically acclaimed new series, Underground, will be screened at the White House on Monday, February 22nd as part of the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Black History Month event, These Hallowed Grounds.
Prior to the screening 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, and stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw and Amirah Vann. The panel event will be live streamed at WhiteHouse.gov/Live, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET.
WGNA has quickly become one of my favorite networks and I’m not saying this because they have shown me the love in the last year. But it’s become one of my go to channels with shows like Salem, Manhattan and now they are adding two more Outsiders which premieres this week (Tuesday, 1/26) and this upcoming show Underground (Premieres in Feb) looks amazing. They had a big panel and party at Sundance this weekend. Check out this extended look.
Ok, I’m fully down for WGN’s upcoming show Underground, an action, adventure drama about a group of slaves trying to escape. The show has a mighty impressive group of people behind it. It is executive produced by music great John Legend and has a team that’s been involved in shows like True Blood, The Wire, Treme, Daredevil and Sons of Anarchy. WGN is putting on the full court press ahead of it’s March 9th debut, starting with a huge debut at The Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan 23rd (I’m almost tempted to fly out for this.)
WGN America’s new dramatic series – Outsiders and Underground – will air on their respective premiere dates minus commericals.
Also, thanks to recently completed negotiations, WGN America will launch on Cablevision in New York, ensuring that these new series will be available on every major cable system. For further details, follow the jump.
WGN America’s Underground will premiere on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
The 10-episode, hour-long series follows a group of courageous 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 awaited them on the other side.
Underground stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge and Christopher Meloni. follow the jump for the new trailers.