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Underground: Season 2 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Anchored by terrific performances, Underground's sophomore season shows no signs of slipping, tapping into the same sense of urgency without sacrificing its rich characterization.


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The epic escape story of the Underground Railroad is told through the point of view of a group of plantation slaves who band together for the fight of their lives.


Jessica De Gouw
as Elizabeth
Amirah Vann
as Ernestine
Adina Porter
as Pearly Mae
Chris Chalk
as William Still
Reed Diamond
as Tom Macon
Marc Blucas
as John Hawkes
Aisha Hinds
as Harriet Tubman
Michael Trotter
as Biographer
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Underground is sneakily feminist-a bloody, action-packed thriller made refreshing in its use of the female gaze across every episode.

August 8, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's intense and deeply emotional and consistently sets itself apart from other contemporary works on American slavery.

March 10, 2017 | Full Review…

'Underground' insists that we see the connections between the institution of slavery and contemporary racial inequality.

March 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The second season of WGN's slaves-on-the-run saga shows no signs of sophomore slump. It's just as audacious as ever, combining American history (the Underground Railroad) with plot swerves right out 24.

March 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The show sizzled with action, suspense, phenomenal performances, and creative directing.

March 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Underground returning on International Women's Day just feels right, because of the past season of strong female characters battling the ultimate adversity. This second season premiere keeps up the good work.

August 29, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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