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Air weekdate:Wednesday Cast:Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Christopher Meloni, Theodus Crane, Johnny Ray Gill, Mykelti Williamson, Marc Blucas, Renwick Scott, Amirah Vann, Alano Miller, Jessica De Gouw, Adina Porter, Aisha Hinds Genre:Drama Channel:WGN America Status:Continuing
New drama "Underground", events of which will occur just prior to the civil war in the United States of America, tells us the incredible story about the indomitable desire to be free. In today's world, all the attempts of racial oppression are perceived sharply and negatively by the public, but by the middle of the nineteenth century to have a black slave in the family was commonplace, as to have a dog. In addition, some slaveholders treated their slaves worse than domestic animals. All day long dark-skinned men and women, brought from Africa on slaveholder`s ships, worked on cotton plantations, fulfilling orders of their masters. Thanks to their free labor many white families became owners of large estates. Such an arrangement satisfied slaveholders completely, the same cannot be said about slaves. As in every historical period, the moment overtakes eventually when everything goes out of control and the public charter created over many years begins to crumble. About one of such a moments the TV series "Underground" will tell us. Action of the drama will start on one slave plantation, where several slaves decide to get rid finally of permanent oppression of his master. The leader and most intelligent of the slaves, a guy named Noah, plans to escape from the hated plantations of Georgia. This audacious step was made after Noah by other slaves, namely, by Rosalee, Zeke, Moses, Henry and Sam. Dreaming of freedom black slaves have to cross six hundred miles of danger and despair. Along this way they meet real friends, who reject the slave society. Faithful companions, who created the underground railway station, will help runaways in their quest for a new life. The secret system of organization of the escapes of slaves will do everything possible to protect, Noah and his comrades who are eager to get rid of the slave yoke. But in doing so, Act about runaway slaves they can prevent, according to this law any interested person of all States has the right to participate actively in the capture and return of a slave to his rightful owner. Which, by the way, does not matter his servant to be returned alive or dead...
Underground season 1 episodes list:
In 1857, a group of slaves on a Georgia plantation make the dangerous decision to journey 600 miles north for the promise of freedom.
At the same time John and Elizabeth step into a strange new world, a plantation dance becomes the perfect distraction for a heist.
The timetable for escape is agreed upon; and Rosalee is tasked with the most important part of the plan.
A notorious slave hunter tracks the runners as John and Elizabeth face a lethal predicament.
The Macon 7’s unexpected flight from the Macon Plantation is marked with danger at every turn. The already strained dynamic begins to pit every man and woman against the other, while Ernestine, Pearly Mae, Sam and the other slaves left behind face new, strict sanctions of their own. Out in the woods, Cato takes drastic measures to ensure his own safety while simultaneously putting one of the Macon 7 in harm’s way of the slave catchers. August Pullman and his son Ben continue their search for the runaways as John and Elizabeth Hawkes, still recovering from their ordeal with Josey, officially launch their Underground Railroad station stop. Meanwhile, Tom Macon is worried that the Macon 7’s escape will affect Reverend Willowset’s upcoming visit to vet him for his senate campaign. And Pearly Mae receives a life-changing offer that is threatened by Ernestine’s calculated move.
The road takes its toll on August; at the same time, the runners are trapped in a floating coffin; and Ernestine struggles to maintain her influence.
Innocence is lost when children are forced to face the harsh realities of the world.
When Noah risks death, Rosalee and Cato have to team up and come up with a plan. At the Macon house, Tom Macon has to deal with another slave on the run.
Rescuing a member of the Macon 7 turns into a deadly mission; John and Elizabeth challenge each other's choices.
Everyone must pay for their sins when the day of reckoning arrives.
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