Ready for The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead to come to the small screen? It’s happening tonight on Amazon Prime Video.
Barry Jenkins is the man behind the adaptation of the book. The Underground Railroad already promises to be a beautiful series, and now it’s time to see how the story adapts for the TV. I have a lot of faith with Jenkins behind the series.
There isn’t long to wait for the series now. It’s going to be on Amazon Prime Video tonight.
As we previously shared, the series is a global original and that means it drops at midnight GMT. The good news for those in North America is that it drops early because of time zones. There’s a good chance that the series will be available at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT tonight. If it’s not available right away, keep checking. It’ll be available by midnight local, but likely much earlier.
What is The Underground Railroad about?
If you’re expecting a series about Harriet Tubman, that’s not what this story is about. It’s a fictionalized version of the past. In this world, the Underground Railroad isn’t just a metaphor. It’s a real railroad set up under the soil of the Antebellum South. There are real conductors, real engines, and real tracks.
Cora is a runaway slave who heads for the railroad thinking that it will be just a metaphor. She’s shocked when she realizes that it’s the real deal, and it gives her a chance to escape slavery.
However, there are people out there looking to bring her back to the Georgia plantation she escapes from. One of them makes it personal as her mother is the only slave he’s never been able to capture.
There are 10 episodes to the series, with all dropping at once.
The Underground Railroad is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video tonight.