Violence, drama, romance and history blend together in the thrilling new series Underground from WGN America, which premieres Wednesday night.

The heart-wrenching show, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and co-executive produced by John Legend, focuses on the complicated lives of slaves determined to escape to freedom.

But the story goes beyond the Underground Railroad; it weaves in the intricate complexities of life in that era. It’s not just about the slaves who want to be free — it’s about the slaves who refuse to leave, the slaves grappling with the life-or-death stakes, surrounded by the parallel world inhabited by white people in this tense period of American history. Read more…

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‘Underground’ is a suspenseful drama that demands your attention