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16 May. 2016

UNDERGROUND is a runaway hit!



The season one finale of WGN America’s hit Underground Railroad thriller “Underground,” created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, was the #1 scripted original series on cable last Wednesday night among sought-after demos Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49. On its finale night, “Underground” drew 2.5 million Total Viewers. Season-to-date, “Underground” has scored 3 million Total Viewers, and ignited Twitter as the #1 most social cable drama on Wednesday nights. “Underground” continues to outperform WGN America’s 2015-2016 primetime average by an outstanding +506% in Total Viewers, +918% among Adults 25-54 and +1,100% among Adults 18-49 in Live +7 viewing to date.

Executive-produced by Green, Pokaski, John Legend, Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell, Joby Harold, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and Anthony Hemingway, and produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, “Underground” follows a courageous group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom in the greatest escape in history. “Underground” was recently renewed for a second season that is set to begin production this summer for a 2017 debut.

The “Underground” cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee, Aldis Hodge as Noah, Christopher Meloni as August Pullman, Alano Miller as Cato, Jessica de Gouw as Elizabeth Hawkes, Marc Blucas as John Hawkes, Adina Porter as Pearly Mae, Mykelti Williamson as Moses, Amirah Vann as Ernestine, Johnny Ray Gill as Sam, Chris Chalk as William Still, Reed Diamond as Tom Macon, Theodus Crane as Zeke, James Lafferty as U.S. Marshall Kyle Risdin, Renwick Scott as Henry and Jussie Smollett as Josey.

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