With just a month to go until it premieres on Amazon Prime Video, a new trailer has been released for Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk director Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Underground Railroad which follows Cora Randall (Thuso Mbedu) as she makes a desperate bid for freedom, escaping a Georgia plantation in search of the rumoured underground railroad; watch it here…
The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora Randall’s (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton), a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught.
The series features a cast that includes Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton. Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus “MJ” Gladney, Jr., Will Poulter and Peter Mullan.
The Underground Railroad premieres on Amazon Prime Video on May 14th.