Underground is an American television period drama series created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski about the Underground Railroad.[1][2] The show debuted March 9, 2016, on WGN America.[3]


Main Edit

  • Aldis Hodge[1] as Noah, a driven, perceptive and restless slave on the Macon plantation
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell[1] as Rosalee, a young, shy and sheltered house slave on the Macon plantation
  • Christopher Meloni[1] as August Pullman, a secretive man who walks a tightrope between morality and survival
  • Alano Miller[4] as Cato, a cunning and charismatic slave
  • Jessica De Gouw[5] as Elizabeth Hawkes, a socialite with abolitionist ideals
  • Amirah Vann[6] as Ernestine, the head house slave of the Macon plantation who is fiercely protective of her children
  • Renwick Scott[7] as Henry, a teenaged slave with a rebellious streak and a heart of gold
  • Marc Blucas[8] as John Hawkes, an abolitionist lawyer
  • Mykelti Williamson[9] as Moses, a fiery preacher for the Macon plantation's field hands
  • Adina Porter[10] as Pearly Mae, a strong-willed wife and mother who first gives voice to the song in which the runners will find clues to help guide them to freedom
  • Johnny Ray Gill[7] as Sam, a talented carpenter and Rosalee's half-brother
  • Theodus Crane[7] as Zeke, a formidable slave in both strength and stature

Recurring Edit

  • Reed Diamond[11] as Tom Macon
  • Christopher Backus[12] as Jeremiah Johnson
  • Jussie Smollett[12] as Josey
  • Chris Chalk[7] as William Still
  • PJ Marshall[13] as Bill Meekes

Production Edit

On February 27, 2015, WGN America gave a 10-episode straight-to-series order for the series which is created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski.[1] The show is filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[14]

Episodes Edit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers (millions)
1 "The Macon 7" Anthony Hemingway Misha Green & Joe Pokaski March 9, 2016 1.42[15]
2 "War Chest"[16][17] March 16, 2016 TBD
3 "The Lord's Day"[16][18] March 23, 2016 TBD
4 "Firefly"[16][19] March 30, 2016 TBD
5 "Run & Gun"[20] April 6, 2016 TBD
6 "Troubled Water"[21] April 13, 2016 TBD
7 "Cradle"[22] April 20, 2016 TBD
8 "Grave"[23] April 27, 2016 TBD
9 "Black & Blue"[24] May 4, 2016 TBD
10 "The White Whale"[25] May 11, 2016 TBD

References Edit

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