Monday, April 25, 2016

WGN America Renews 'Underground' for Season 2

WGN America has renewed its original drama series Underground for a second season, it was announced today. The new season will include 10 episodes and begin production this summer for a 2017 premiere.

Underground follows a group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom in the greatest escape in history via the Underground Railroad.

The drama stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, Marc Blucas, Reed Diamond, Amirah Vann, Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson and Christopher Meloni.

Misha Green and Joe Pokaski created the series. They executive produce with John Legend, Akiva Goldman, Tory Tunnell, Joby Harold, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and Anthony Hemingway. Tribune Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Weed Road Pictures, Safehouse Pictures and Get Lifted Film Company produce.

"When we came together to create Underground, we had one mandate, and that was to be bold, said Green and Pokaski. "To our extraordinary cast and crew who gave blood, sweat and tears to breathe life into this story, thank you for being bold with us. To our supportive partners at WGN America, Sony Pictures Television, Weed Road, Safehouse and Get Lifted, thank you for being bold with us. And to all the Underground fans who tune in every week, tweet and spread the word, thank you for being bold with us."