Viewers will get the chance to take a first look at the upcoming series Underground. The television show will cover the struggles of plantation slaves to gain control over their lives, to gain freedom, and to protect their families. The show is slated to begin in 2016.
Underground New York Comic-Con Panel
Time: 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Location: Javits Center (655 W 34th St. New York, NY 10001)
Panelists: Creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski; and cast members Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller and Marc Blucas.
It has a long list of stars: Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, Leverage, Turn), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights, True Blood, The Great Debaters), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Alano Miller (Jane The Virgin), Jessica de Gouw (Arrow, Dracula), and Marc Blucas (Blue Bloods). Additional actors include Adina Porter (True Blood, The 100, The Newsroom), Mykelti Williamson (Justified, 24), Amirah Vann (Girls, And So It Goes), Johnny Ray Gill (Rectify), Chris Chalk (The Newsroom, Homeland, Gotham), Reed Diamond (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Jussie Smollett (Empire).
Synopsis for Underground
In the gripping original series “Underground,” bravery, ingenuity and power take center stage as plantation slaves band together in the fight of their lives for their families, their future…and most importantly, their freedom. Hailing from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, “Underground” recently wrapped production in Baton Rouge, LA, for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.