Amazon Prime has released a new trailer for the drama series The Underground Railroad directed by Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk). The show will be released this year, and the exact date will be announced later.
The soundtrack to the video, like the video itself, is reversible. It was written by Oscar nominee Nicholas Britell.
The series will be an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. It is dedicated to the network of underground tunnels through which slaves secretly moved from South to North in the middle of the 19th century. It had conductors, engineers, fugitive housing stations, and even its own guards. Colson Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel.
The main character of the show will be the slave Cora Randall, who decides to flee the plantation. And here are the past teasers, hinting a little more at the plot:
The main roles in The Underground Railroad were played by Joel Edgerton, William Jackson Harper (Solstice) and others. The role of Cora was entrusted to South African actress Tuso Mbeda, for whom this is her debut in Western cinema.
Barry Jenkins directed all episodes of the show.