A new trailer has been revealed for the upcoming limited series The Underground Railroad which will stream on Amazon. This is the most recent project for Barry Jenkins, who directed as well as co-wrote the series, and the new series is based on the book by Colson Whitehead.
In The Underground Railroad, Cora (Thuso Mbedu) escapes a Georgia plantation and goes looking for “the rumored Underground Railroad,” only to discover it’s “no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton), a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught. As she travels from state to state, Cora contends with the legacy of the mother that left her behind and her own struggles to realize a life she never thought was possible.”
Thuso Mbedu and Joel Edgerton are joined in the cast by Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus “MJ” Gladney, Jr., Will Poulter, and Peter Mullan.
The Underground Railroad will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 14, 2021.