The Underground Railroad is Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming limited series, based on Colson Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for fiction, which was also a 2016 National Book Award recipient. Whitehead also serves as an executive producer.
Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Barry Jenkins directs all 9 episodes of the limited series.
The Underground Railroad stars Thuso Mbedu as Cora, Chase W. Dillon as Homer, and Joel Edgerton as Ridgeway.
The limited series chronicles young Cora’s (Mbedu) journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her 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.
Executive producers include Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sara Murphy, Sarah Esberg, Richard Heus, Jackie Hoyt and Colson Whitehead.
The Amazon Original Series The Underground Railroad is a Plan B, Big Indie, and PASTEL Production.