The Underground Railroad Teaser

Everyone learns about The Underground Railroad in school as a network of secret routes and safe houses used to help enslaved African-Americans escape out of slavery into the free states of the North and Canada. But what if The Underground Railroad wasn’t merely a metaphor, but rather an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors riding on secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the southern soil, taking slaves on the first journey of their free life?

That’s what Moonlight director Barry Jenkins‘ series adaptation of The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, imagines. A new teaser introduces us to one of the story’s main characters: Cora Randall, played by Thuso Mbedu. In addition to being a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, Cora isn’t exactly welcome in the circles of other African-Americans either. Meet Cora in The Underground Railroad teaser below. Read More »