“Nothing was given, all was earned. Hold on to what belongs to you.”
Amazon’s limited series, The Underground Railroad, follows the dangerous journey of Cora Randall (Thuso Mbedu) as she flees the Georgia plantation where she has been slave. The ten-episode limited series is executive produced and directed by Oscar-winner (Barry Jenkins, Moonlight) and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Colson Whitehead.
Over the course of her travels, Randall is pursued by bounty hunter Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton); her own mother, Mabel, is the only slave Ridgeway has never caught.
Besides Mbedu, The Underground Railroad stars Chase W. Dillon and 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 round out the cast.
Barry Jenkins serves as showrunner and directs all ten episodes of the limited series. He executive produces alongside Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt, Richard Heus, Jacqueline Hoyt and Colson Whitehead. The Underground Railroad is a production of Plan B, Pastel and Big Indie with Amazon Studios.
The Underground Railroad starts streaming on Amazon May 14.