Thuso Mbedu (South Africa’s Is’thunzi, Liberty, Shuga), Aaron Pierre (Krypton, Brittania, Prime Suspect 1973) and Chase W. Dillon (First Wives Membership, Little America) have been solid to star in Amazon’s The Underground Railroad, a sequence adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s bestselling novel from Barry Jenkins, per Deadline.
Mbedu will play Cora, Pierre will play Caesar and Dillon will play Homer.
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Avenue May Discuss) will direct all 11 episodes of the Amazon sequence. Jenkins’ Pastel Productions and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Leisure government produce.
The Underground Railroad facilities on younger Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all of the slaves, however particularly unhealthy for Cora; an outcast even amongst her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—the place even higher ache awaits. When Caesar, a latest arrival from Virginia, tells her in regards to the Underground Railroad, they resolve to take a terrifying threat and escape.
The Underground Railroad is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that has been praised for its imaginative mix of historical past and magical fable – transferring past the boundaries of realism in its depiction of a legendary underground prepare that transports slaves throughout an alternate America.