Underground is an American television period drama series created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski about the Underground Railroad. The season debuted March 9, 2017, on WGN America.


Main Edit

  • Aldis Hodge as Noah, a driven, perceptive and restless slave on the Macon plantation
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee, a young, shy and sheltered house slave on the Macon plantation
  • Christopher Meloni as August Pullman, a secretive man who walks a tightrope between morality and survival
  • Alano Miller as Cato, a cunning and charismatic slave
  • Jessica De Gouw as Elizabeth Hawkes, a socialite with abolitionist ideals
  • Amirah Vann as Ernestine, the head house slave of the Macon plantation who is fiercely protective of her children
  • Marc Blucas as John Hawkes, an abolitionist lawyer
  • Mykelti Williamson as Moses, a fiery preacher for the Macon plantation's field hands
  • Adina Porter 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 as Sam, a talented carpenter and Rosalee's half-brother
  • Georgia
  • Hicks
  • Clara
  • Hariet Tubnam

Recurring Edit

  • Reed Diamond as Tom Macon
  • Christopher Backus as Jeremiah Johnson
  • Jussie Smollett as Josey
  • Chris Chalk as William Still
  • PJ Marshall as Bill Meekes
  • John Legend as Frederick Douglas
  • French(Ernestine First Husband)

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.  The season is filmed in Savannah, Georgia.

Episodes Edit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers (millions)
1 Contraband March 9, 2017
2 Things Unsaid March 16, 2017
3 Ache March 23, 2017
4 March 30, 2017
5 April 6, 2017
6 April 13, 2017
7 April 20, 2017
8 April 27, 2017
9 May 4, 2017
10 May 11, 2017

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