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Air weekdate: Wednesday
Genre: Drama, History
Channel: WGN America
Status: Ended
6.8/10(188 votes)
Adina Porter Adina Porter as Pearly Mae
Aisha Hinds Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman
Alano Miller Alano Miller as Cato
Aldis Hodge Aldis Hodge as Noah
Amirah Vann Amirah Vann as Ernestine
Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni as August Pullman
Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni as August Pullman
DeWanda Wise DeWanda Wise as Clara
James Lafferty James Lafferty as Kyle Risdin
Jasika Nicole Jasika Nicole as Georgia

Underground follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom.

Underground season 1

Underground season 1 poster

New drama "Underground", events of which will occur just prior to the civil war in the United States of America, tells us the incredible story about the indomitable desire to be free. In today's world, all the attempts of racial oppression are perceived sharply and negatively by the public, but by the middle of the nineteenth century to have a black slave in the family was commonplace, as to have a dog. In addition, some slaveholders treated their slaves worse than domestic animals. All day long dark-skinned men and women, brought from Africa on slaveholder`s ships, worked on cotton plantations, fulfilling orders of their masters. Thanks to their free labor many white families became owners of large estates. Such an arrangement satisfied slaveholders completely, the same cannot be said about slaves. As in every historical period, the moment overtakes eventually when everything goes out of control and the public charter created over many years begins to crumble. About one of such a moments the TV series "Underground" will tell us. Action of the drama will start on one slave plantation, where several slaves decide to get rid finally of permanent oppression of his master. The leader and most intelligent of the slaves, a guy named Noah, plans to escape from the hated plantations of Georgia. This audacious step was made after Noah by other slaves, namely, by Rosalee, Zeke, Moses, Henry and Sam. Dreaming of freedom black slaves have to cross six hundred miles of danger and despair. Along this way they meet real friends, who reject the slave society. Faithful companions, who created the underground railway station, will help runaways in their quest for a new life. The secret system of organization of the escapes of slaves will do everything possible to protect, Noah and his comrades who are eager to get rid of the slave yoke. But in doing so, Act about runaway slaves they can prevent, according to this law any interested person of all States has the right to participate actively in the capture and return of a slave to his rightful owner. Which, by the way, does not matter his servant to be returned alive or dead...

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Underground season 2

Underground season 2 poster

This series about a secret system that existed in America in the mid-nineteenth century. A kind of "underground railroad" was used for the organization of shoots and black runaway slaves from the southern slave states to the north. From the outset it appeared as a small underground movement but soon was able to expand to the size of a huge network of routes connecting the plurality of states. It was only in 1861 when the Civil War in the United States is gaining momentum it ceased to exist. Also, as the most common railroad "underground" had its own followers. They were considered the major among the people therefore accompanied by a group of slaves giving them shelter let us the opportunity to relax after a long journey or to get rid from their pursuers attention which was enough due to the fact that the slave owners awarded generous pay for the capture of a fugitive. Oddly enough but there were those who wanted to see whether it is alive whether it be dead. Central to the plot belongs to a group of slaves which wanted to carry out an escape from the plantation in Georgia. Later, they will meet with representatives of the "underground". New friends will help them to overcome the huge distance filled with unusual challenges and ruthless hunters of slaves. But no one promised that the road to a long-awaited freedom will be easy and without hindrance.

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