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The Underground Railroad
Amazon

Title

The Underground Railroad

Year released

2021

Genres

Drama, History, War

Synopsis

A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south.

Seasons

  • Season 1

Cast and crew

  • Thuso Mbedu
  • Chase Dillon
  • Joel Edgerton
The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora's desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

In reality, the Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes established in the US during the early 19th century and used by enslaved African-Americans to escape the South and find their way to free states. In the alternate reality of the series, the Underground Railroad is an actual railroad under the soil, so Cora is hoping to be able to ride the subterranean train to freedom.

However, she is pursued by a bounty hunter who aims to bring her back to the plantation. See, Cora's mother Mabel escaped the plantation earlier on, leaving her daughter behind, and has never been caught. As Cora travels from state to state, she begins to imagine a life she never thought possible.

The Underground Railroad stars newcomer Thuso Mbedu along with Chase W. Dillon and Joel Edgerton. The cast also includes Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey and Chukwudi Iwuji, among others.

The series has been getting great early reviews, with critics praising everything from the acting to the directing to the profound themes the show isn't afraid to tackle.

The Underground Railroad currently has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes. "Jenkins' adaptation is an essential series that asks what freedom ultimately looks like," one critic writes. We strongly advise you add this to your watchlist ASAP.

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