The 10-episode restricted sequence debuted on High Video on Might 14.
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“Underground Railroad,” the brand new restricted sequence from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins, arrived on Amazon Prime on Friday. The 10-episodes sequence, written, directed and government produced through Jenkins, chronicles the tale of Cora Randall (Thuso Mbedu), an enslaved lady in a bid for her freedom after escaping a plantation within the Antebellum South.
The sequence, according to Colson Whitehead’s 2016 Pulitzer-Prize profitable novel, reimagines the Underground Railroad as a real railroad with engineers, conductors, educate tracks, and underground tunnels. Cora’s adventure to freedom isn’t with out headaches. She’s being adopted through Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton), a bounty hunter obsessive about forcing her again to the Georgia plantation she escaped from. Ridgeway is fixated with taking pictures Cora partially as a result of her mom was once the one particular person he by no means stuck. Alongside the best way, Cora contends with following her mom’s legacy, and stepping right into a existence that she didn’t know was once imaginable.
Amazon Prime participants can circulate “The Underground Railroad” totally free on High Video. In the event you’re now not a member, enroll nowadays and revel in your first week for only $1.99 (the per 30 days club rises to $12.99 after that). Amazon gives an all-inclusive club bundle which provides you with get right of entry to to an enormous on-line retailer, unfastened two-day delivery, and the huge High Video streaming library the place you’ll be able to watch unique programming, in addition to lots of films, and TV displays.
The ensemble solid of “The Underground Railroad” contains Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Grey, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus “MJ” Gladney, Jr., Will Poulter, and Peter Mullan.
In April, Jenkins spread out about taking pictures the emotional sequence, which was once in short not on time ultimate yr because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s the hardest factor I’ve ever finished, now not as it was once tough to make bodily, however simply emotionally,” he said. “I’ve by no means cried on set, with the rest I’ve made. In this one, once or more each two weeks any individual can be like ‘you alright guy?’ I must stroll… off the set for 10 or 15 mins as a result of I used to be simply distraught. Our steering counselor pulled me off set in the future and would now not let me proceed to direct.”
“The Underground Railroad” was once produced through Brad Pitt’s Plan B imprint, in conjunction with Pastel, Giant Indie, and Amazon Studios. Jenkins additionally serves as a showrunner at the sequence and co-executive manufacturer along Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Richard Heus, Jacqueline Hoyone, Pitt, and Whitehead.