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Underground - Sony's Press Release Announces 'Season 1' of the WGN Drama

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge star in this historical show

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Underground - Season 1

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"...a prestige drama...action-adventure
tale..." - Stuart Miller, Newsweek

WGN America's Captivating
Scripted Series


Arrives on DVD June 14

Includes Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes,
Commentaries and Gag Reel and more!

Culver City, CA (April. 18, 2016) - WGN America's critically acclaimed new drama UNDERGROUND: SEASON ONE arrives on DVD June 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Tribune Studios. The suspenseful UNDERGROUND series - executive produced by Academy Award and GRAMMY Award winner John Legend (2014, Best Original Song, Selma) - is a compelling story of bravery, ingenuity and power. Legend, with executive producers and Get Lifted Film Co. partners Mike Jackson (Southside with You) and Ty Stiklorius (Breaking Through), oversees all music aspects of the gripping 10-episode journey, which follows a group of slaves striving for their freedom from the Macon plantation in 1857 Antebellum, Georgia. As they plan to escape, the immense sacrifices and uncertainty of where to go and who to trust will test those who have the courage to leave and decide who has the endurance to survive.

The ensemble cast features breakout stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (TV's Friday Night Lights) and Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) alongside Jessica De Gouw (TV's Dracula), Alano Miller (TV's Jane The Virgin), and Christopher Meloni (TV's Law & Order: SVU), and guest stars Marc Blucas (TV's Blue Bloods), Reed Diamond (TV's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Adina Porter (TV's True Blood), Amirah Vann (TV's Mozart in the Jungle), Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump) and Andrea Frankle (TV's True Detective). UNDERGROUND is created by Misha Green (TV's Sons of Anarchy) and Joe Pokaski (TV's Heroes) who also executive produce alongside Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman (2001, Best Adapted Screenplay, A Beautiful Mind) of Weed Road Pictures, Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow) and Tory Tunnell (Holy Rollers) of Safehouse Pictures and Anthony Hemingway (TV's The Newsroom).

The UNDERGROUND: SEASON ONE DVD release is enhanced with bonus material that includes behind-the-scenes featurettes "The Music of Underground" with Executive Producers John Legend and Mike Jackson discussing the soundtrack and how contemporary music plays a role in the show; "The Journey of Underground," showcasing how the story made it from the set to the screen; and "The Characters of Macon," giving audiences a deeper look at the powerful personas who have brought the series to life, along with commentaries for select episodes, a cast gag reel and more!

Set in a desperate and dangerous time, Underground tells the story of revolutionaries on the Underground Railroad who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side. The provocative and compelling series focuses on a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives - for their families, their future and their freedom. Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge lead the ensemble cast that includes Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, and Christopher Meloni.

DVD Bonus Features Include:
  • "The Music of Underground" featurette
  • Episode Commentaries on "The Macon 7" and "Cradle" with Misha Green and Joe Pokaski
  • "The Journey of Underground" featurette
  • "The Characters of Macon" featurette
  • Gag Reel
  • Camera Test Video with an introduction by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski
BROADCAST YEAR: 2016 (WGN America). UNDERGROUND: SEASON ONE is not rated. The DVD has a run time of approximately 452 minutes. "Academy Award" is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to

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