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Teaser for Amazon's 'The Underground Railroad'


The Underground Railroad - Preamble from Barry Jenkins on Vimeo.



Barry Jenkins tweeted out a teaser for his upcoming eleven episode Amazon series The Underground Railroad, based on the novel by Colson Whitehead. No date is attached.

Premise: In an alternate timeline, the Underground Railroad, in reality a network of abolitionists, hidden routes, and safe houses that helped runaway slaves escape to freedom in the early to mid-1800s, is an actual railroad complete with engineers, conductors, tracks, and tunnels. Georgia slave Cora joins newcomer Caesar in an effort to ride the subterranean train to freedom.

The series stars Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre and Joel Edgerton, with recurring appearances from Damon Herriman, William Jackson Harper, Amber Gray, Jim Klock, Lily Rabe, Fred Hechinger and Owen Harn.




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