By Nellie Andreeva. WGN America is officially out of the high-end original scripted series business. As expected , the cable network today cancelled acclaimed drama Underground after two seasons. It follows the recent cancellation of fellow drama Outsiders as WGN America is changing its programming course, while its parent Tribune is preparing for its acquisition by Sinclair. We are tremendously proud of this landmark series that captured the zeitgeist and made an impact on television in a way never before seen on the medium. We thank the incomparable creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and the great John Legend , along with the talented creative team and cast who brought the unsung American heroes of the Underground Railroad to life. It is our hope that this remarkable show finds another home and continues its stories of courage, determination and freedom. BET, OWN and Hulu, who has Underground streaming rights, had been mentioned as obvious possibilities at the time and were all approached.
By Dominic Patten. More than three months after WGN America officially canceled Underground , executive producer John Legend is still fighting to find a new home for a third season of the series about the underground railroad and the race from the slavery of the South attempted by thousands. The corporate timeline resonates with Legend, whose Get Lifted Film Co is a producer on the series and who appeared in Underground as Frederick Douglass.
Rosalee and Cato pose as free folks to get medicine after Noah got shot, while still being hunted by August and Jeremiah's posse. Sam is recaptured and returned to the plantation. Macon looks to See the full list. An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants. Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.