“Underground Railroad,” the new limited series from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins, arrived on Amazon Prime on Friday. The 10-episodes series, written, directed and executive produced by Jenkins, chronicles the story of Cora Randall (Thuso Mbedu), an enslaved girl in a bid for her freedom after escaping a plantation in the Antebellum South.
The series, based on Colson Whitehead’s 2016 Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, reimagines the Underground Railroad as an actual railroad with engineers, conductors, train tracks, and underground tunnels. Cora’s journey to freedom isn’t without complications. She’s being followed by Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton), a bounty hunter obsessed with forcing her back to the Georgia plantation she escaped from. Ridgeway is fixated