After escaping a Georgia plantation, Cora boards a train embarking on a harrowing trip as she seeks true freedom while being hunted by a notorious slave catcher.
First episode date: 14 May 2021
Production companies: Plan B Entertainment; Pastel Productions
Executive producers: Barry Jenkins; Adele Romanski; Brad Pitt; Dede Gardner; Jeremy Kleiner
Adapted from: The Underground Railroad
From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, “The Underground Railroad” is a new series that chronicles Cora Randall’s desperate bid for freedom in the Antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad beneath the Southern soil.
Starring Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton