THE MACON 7’S DARING FLIGHT TO FREEDOM TAKES THEM TO KENTUCKY, WHERE THEY ENCOUNTER NEW FOES AND SUPPORTERS
In the newest episode of ‘Underground,’ entitled “Graves,” airing Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), the Macon 7’s daring escape route to freedom takes them to Kentucky where they are met with suspicion by the local authorities. With August Pullman and the Patty Cannon gang’s Jeremiah Johnson close on their trail, Rosalee, Noah and Cato put aside their differences and band together to fight for their survival. With Noah incapacitated from his wounds, Rosalee and Cato create a clever, but risky ruse to secure the medicine he desperately needs. Back at the Macon Plantation Tom’s senate run is left in the scheming hands of Rev. Willowset and a group of influential Senator Electors who demand a heavy price for their support, triggering shocking consequences for Ernestine and Sam.
“Underground” is a critically lauded hit for WGN America, consistently drawing 3 million Total Viewers in Live + 7 delivery on Wednesday nights, and continues to be the #1 most social cable drama on Wednesdays. During this week’s premiere, #UndergroundWGN not only trended nationally, but was also among the top five trending topics worldwide on Twitter.
From creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and executive producer and Academy Award®-winner John Legend, the 10-episode, hour-long program tells the unflinching story of a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives – for their families, their future and their freedom.
“Underground” features an acclaimed cast including Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights”) as Rosalee; Aldis Hodge (“Straight Outta Compton”) as Noah; Christopher Meloni (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”) as August Pullman; Alano Miller (“Jane The Virgin”) as Cato; Jessica de Gouw (“Arrow,” “Dracula”) as Elizabeth Hawkes; Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as John Hawkes; Adina Porter (“The 100”) as Pearly Mae; Mykelti Williamson (“Justified,” “24”) as Moses; Amirah Vann (“Girls,” “And So It Goes”) as Ernestine; Johnny Ray Gill (“Rectify”) as Sam; Chris Chalk (“Gotham”) as William Still; Reed Diamond (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Tom Macon; Theodus Crane (“The Walking Dead”) as Zeke; Renwick Scott (“Treme”) as Henry; James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”) as U.S. Marshall Kyle Risdin and Jussie Smollett (“Empire”) as Josey.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, “Underground” is created by Misha Green (“Sons Of Anarchy,” “Heroes”) and Joe Pokaski (“Daredevil,” “Heroes,”) who executive produce alongside Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind,” “I Am Legend”) of Weed Road Pictures; and Joby Harold (“King Arthur,” “Edge of Tomorrow”) and Tory Tunnell (“King Arthur,” “Holy Rollers”) of Safehouse Pictures. Visionary artist and producer John Legend, an Academy Award, Golden Globe® and multi-Grammy Award winner, and his Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius executive produce. Additionally, Get Lifted oversees all elements of the show’s music. Anthony Hemingway (“The Wire,” “Treme”) directs and serves as executive producer for the first four episodes.
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