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Barry Jenkins and Thuso Mbedu Contrasts Beauty with Tragedy in ‘The Underground Railround’

Barry Jenkins and Thuso Mbedu Contrasts Beauty with Tragedy in ‘The Underground Railround’

BGN interviews showrunner/director Barry Jenkins and Thuso Mbedu (Cora) for the limited Amazon series The Underground Railroad.

From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 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 full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.

Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf

Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax

The Underground Railroad will premiere on May 14 exclusively on Prime Video

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