WGN series Underground will make it’s Canadian premiere on April 6.
Set in 1857, the 10-episode first season follows a group of courageous plantation slaves who attempt a 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation, unaware of the consequences that await them on the other side.
The series, which premiered to rave reviews in the U.S. on WGN America earlier this month, comes from creators and executive producers Misha Green (Sons of Anarchy) and Joe Pokaksi (Daredevil) and executive producer John Legend. Cast members include Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood) as sheltered house slave Rosalee, Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) as the driven Noah, Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as abolitionist lawyer John Hawkes, Reed Diamond (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as plantation owner Tom Macon and Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as the secretive August Pullman.
The 10-episode series begins as Noah organizes a small team of fellow slaves on the Macon plantation to escape and heard North towards Canada by using the Underground Railroad.
The Weeknd, Kanye West and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals contribute to the soundtrack.
Underground premieres on Wednesday, April 6 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo. The first episode is available as a “digital sneak peek” on Bravo.ca beginning today (March 30).