The Moment Before Teaser: Underground!

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WGN America has just released a teaser for the network’s series Underground, starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, chris Meloni, Jessica De Gouw and Alano Miller.

The series is built around the Underground Railroad that helped slaves their bondage. Underground is set to premiere in 2016. Check out the teaser after the jump.

WGN AMERICA UNVEILS TEASER SPOT FOR ‘UNDERGROUND,’ THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED UNDERGROUND RAILROAD THRILLER ABOUT AUDACIOUS HEROES WHO DARED TO ATTEMPT THE GREATEST ESCAPE IN AMERICAN HISTORY

SERIES STARS JURNEE SMOLLETT-BELL, ALDIS HODGE, CHRIS MELONI, JESSICA DE GOUW AND ALANO MILLER

CREATED BY MISHA GREEN, JOE POKASKI AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER JOHN LEGEND

Los Angeles, November 23, 2015 — WGN America released today a dynamic first-look teaser spot for “Underground,” the gripping original scripted series scheduled to debut early next year. Set in a desperate and dangerous time, the Underground Railroad escape thriller series tells the unflinching story of a group of plantation slaves that band together for the fight of their lives – for their families, their future and their freedom. Hailing from creators and executive producers Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Heroes”) and Joe Pokaski (“Daredevil,” “Heroes”), and executive producer and Academy Award®-winner John Legend, “Underground” tells the story of revolutionaries who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side.

The provocative original series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights”), Aldis Hodge (“Straight Outta Compton”), Christopher Meloni (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), Alano Miller (“Jane The Virgin”), ?Jessica de Gouw (“Arrow,” “Dracula”), Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), ?Adina Porter (“The 100”), Mykelti Williamson (“Justified,” “24”), ?Amirah Vann (“Girls,” “And So It Goes”), Johnny Ray Gill (“Rectify”), Chris Chalk (“Gotham”), Reed Diamond (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Theodus Crane (“The Walking Dead”), Renwick Scott (“Treme”) and Jussie Smollett (“Empire”).

“Underground” is executive produced by Misha Green, Joe Pokaski, Academy Award®-winning writer Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind,” “I Am Legend”) of Weed Road Pictures, Tory Tunnell (“King Arthur,” “Holy Rollers”) and Joby Harold (“King Arthur,” “Edge of Tomorrow”) of Safehouse Pictures, and John Legend, who also oversees the score, soundtrack and all music elements of the series, with his partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius of Get Lifted.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, “Underground” is slated to premiere in early 2016, on WGN America.

Follow the series @UndergroundWGN — #Underground2016