Underground releases season 2 premiere date, teaser trailer
The series returns on March 8
Underground, WGN’s critically-acclaimed drama about American slaves fighting for freedom, announced Tuesday that season 2 will debut Wednesday, March 8 at 10 p.m. ET.
The season will introduce legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who will be played by Aisha Hinds in a recurring guest role. Executive producer John Legend will also be appearing this season, portraying famed reformer Frederick Douglass.
Season 2 will focus on the Macon 7 and their continued struggle for freedom within an America on the cusp of a civil war, picking up in the aftermath of their epic escape attempt.
The season will be comprised of 10 hour-long episodes, and stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Rosalee), Aldis Hodge (Noah), Jessica de Gouw (Elizabeth Hawkes), Alano Miller (Cato), Christopher Meloni (August Pullman), Amirah Vann (Ernestine), and Marc Blucas (John Hawkes) will all return. Filming recently wrapped in Savannah, Georgia.
Underground made waves in its first season and picked up several awards, including a Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News’ Diversity in Television & Video Award, and three CableFax Awards, including Best New Program, Best Historical Show/Series and Best Showrunners, Misha Green and Joe Pokaski.
Watch the teaser for season 2 below.