Barry Jenkins' Underground Railroad Gets Amazon Premiere Date

Barry Jenkins' Underground Railroad Gets Amazon Premiere Date
After generating buzz for years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ slavery liberation drama, The Underground Railroad, has landed a premiere date.

The Amazon Prime limited series, which is based on Colton Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, will premiere Friday, May 14, the streamer has announced. The highly anticipated adaptation follows Cora (played by South African newcomer Thuso Mbedu), an enslaved young Black woman who is an outcast on the Georgia cotton plantation where she lives. When she hears about an escape network that could free her from the forced bondage she has endured for far too long,
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