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[08/22/19 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 22
Updates include: Disney+ shelves "Book of Enchantment" series; "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" to lose two series regulars; and William Jackson Harper to recur on Amazon's "The Underground Railroad."

[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[04/18/19 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 18
Updates include: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney ink new deals on "Chicago Fire"; Joel Edgerton cast in Amazon's "The Underground Railroad"; and Josh Friedman steps down as co-showrunner of Apple TV+'s "Foundation."

[04/16/19 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 16
Updates include: John Cusack signs onto Amazon's "Utopia"; Alden Ehrenreich to lead USA's "Brave New World"; and Amazon's "The Underground Railroad" casts initial trio.

[11/01/18 - 09:30 AM]
Amazon Studios Signs First Look Television Deal with Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins' Pastel
Jenkins is slated to direct the entire limited series for Amazon Studios of the upcoming highly anticipated "The Underground Railroad," based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel.

[06/05/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 5
Updates include: Zendaya to lead HBO's "Euphoria"; Amazon gives green light to Barry Jenkins-helmed "The Underground Railroad"; and Keiynan Lonsdale to exit "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" as series regular.

[03/27/17 - 09:01 AM]
Amazon to Develop One-Hour Original Limited Drama, "The Underground Railroad," Written and Directed by Barry Jenkins, Oscar Winner for Moonlight
An Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection, #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, "The Underground Railroad" chronicles young Cora's journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.







UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE (AMAZON)
Premieres in TBA 2019 or 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (11 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, March 2017) Amazon is currently developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama, The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead's National Book Award winning novel. Set to write and direct is Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), with the series slated to be executive produced by Pastel (Moonlight) and Brad Pitt's Plan B (Moonlight, 12 Years a Slave). Published by Doubleday, The Underground Railroad has sold over 825,000 copies in the United States across all formats. An Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection, #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, The Underground Railroad chronicles young Cora's journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Pierre as Caesar
· Chase W. Dillon as Homer
· Damon Herriman as Martin
· Joel Edgerton as Ridgeway
· Thuso Mbedu as Cora
· William Jackson Harper as Royal
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barry Jenkins as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Colson Whitehead as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Pastel
· Plan B Entertainment