The Underground Railroad trailer: A show with beautiful cinematography

Pictured: Sheila Atim (Mabel) in The Underground Railroad - Courtesy of Atsushi Nishijima/Amazon Studios
Pictured: Sheila Atim (Mabel) in The Underground Railroad - Courtesy of Atsushi Nishijima/Amazon Studios /

The Underground Railroad is one of the book-to-screen adaptations coming in May 2021. Take a look at the beautiful cinematography in the first full trailer.

Based on the novel of the same name by Colson WhiteheadThe Underground Railroad isn’t based fully on truth. This is a fictionalized tale where it turns out the South has a run of underground rail tracks that are used to get Black slaves to freedom.

If you’re on the fence after Them, the person in charge of the Amazon series may set you at ease. Barry Jenkins is behind this book-to-screen adaptation, arriving on Friday, May 14.

While we recently got a teaser trailer that gave us the release date, we now have a full trailer to break down. It gives us a much bigger look at the storylines to come.

A beautiful trailer pulls us into The Underground Railroad

Most trailers now end up giving the big surprises away. That’s not the case with The Underground Railroad. It’s clear that it’s a story about slavery and the darkness of America’s past, but it doesn’t share how it ends or really delves into too much about the characters.

This trailer is about enticing you into the story. It’s about giving just enough to make you interested, especially if you haven’t read the book first. At the same time, it makes it clear that this isn’t based on fact. The real Underground Railroad wasn’t an actual railroad.

The cinematography alone in the trailer is enough to pique interest. There are some stunning shots throughout. There’s also no doubt the acting already makes you want to see the limited series.

Check out the trailer below:

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What do you think of The Underground Railroad trailer? What do you hope to see from the book make it to the screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Underground Railroad comes to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, May 14.