Underground: WGN America's Underground Railroad Escape Thriller Gets March Premiere Date, Two Trailers

WGN America’s highly anticipated journey through the Underground Railroad finally has a departure date.

Underground, the drama series starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood), Aldis Hodge (TURN) and Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), will premiere on March 9, TVLine has learned.

We also have your first look at two trailers for the series, which provide introductions to the runaway slaves, the plantation owners who aim to keep them captive and the good-natured allies who provide shelter along the way.

Additional Underground cast members include Jussie Smollett (Empire), Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adina Porter (The 100), Jessica de Gouw (Arrow), Alano Miller (Jane the Virgin), Theodus Crane (The Walking Dead), Chris Chalk (Gotham), Reed Diamond (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Mykelti Williamson (Justified), Amirah Vann (Girls), Renwick Scott (Treme) and Johnny Ray Gill (Rectify).

Hit PLAY on the Underground trailers (one above, the other below) and drop a comment: Will you be tuning in this March?


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  1. Tori Coop says:

    Dang, Meloni looking homely.

  2. Candice says:

    Looks good.

  3. Bill says:

    When does Salem come back?

  4. Marita Rumph says:

    Aldis Hodge and Chris Meloni? I’m in!

  5. Jason. P says:

    The music is so off putting..

  6. Mike says:

    Im going to sell this. Although it may be great.

  7. KayCeeCee says:

    It looks good. I hope that they do it well.

  8. Jeri says:

    I think this looks like it could be very good.

  9. A.Timons says:

    Looking foward to the premier for months! I’ll be in Cuba on the debut night. I dont think A I’ll be able to vie it there. But I’m telling everyone here about it. The music is excellent! Right on time. America lacks any indepth personal look at the Black people’s greatness before trans-atlantic slave trade, courage and humiliation during slavery, suffering and successes during reconstruction and then Jim Crow. They just skim over it in school. That’s why Trump doesn’t know about the Klan. Teaching the depravity of so many White people as a norm with made up laws and made up science backing it up. This going on for generation after generation after generation… Makes little white girls and boys and uncomfortable to learn about there lineage. Even Black boys and girls feel uncomfortable. But it should be taught in schools as part of American history. So people like Trump can know the Klan was formed to prevent any move Black people did to improve the condition for themselves.

  10. bertha says:

    Yes, I will tune in. Thanks