WGN America has set a March 8, 2017 premiere date for the second season of the dramatic series, Underground. Season two will air on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT and will consist of 10 new hour-long episodes. Underground was created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and is executive produced by Green, Pokaski, John Legend, and Akiva Goldsman.
In addition to announcing the premiere date, WGN America released the first season two trailer along with the first official photo from the upcoming season.
The cast of Underground includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Rosalee”), Aldis Hodge (“Noah”), Jessica de Gouw (“Elizabeth Hawkes”), Alano Miller (“Cato”), Amirah Vann (“Ernestine”) and Aisha Hinds (“Harriet Tubman”). Season one of the critically acclaimed series just received four NAACP Image Awards nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Amirah Vann), and Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series (Anthony Hemingway).
The Season Two Plot: Season two follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice. Set in the aftermath of the Macon 7’s daring attempt to stage the greatest escape in history, this group of American heroes continues on their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman blazing the trail.
Watch the Underground trailer: