WGN America Orders ‘Underground’ to Series

‘SVU’s Meloni to Star

WGN America is moving forward with its Underground Railroad drama, handind out a series order to Underground.

The slave drama will star Law & Order: SVU alum Chris Meloni, along with Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge andJessica De Gouw. Underground is slated to debut in spring 2016


The series follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad.

Underground marks WGN America’s fifth straight-to-series order to date, along with Salem, Manhattan, Outsiders and Ten Commandments.

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