Barry Jenkins is bringing his Midas touch to Prime Video with ‘The Underground Railroad.’
Set to land on the streamer on May 14, the 10-episode limited series is set in the antebellum South of the US.
The narrative will center around Cora Randall (played by Thuso Mbedu) and her quest for freedom after escaping a Georgia plantation.
Her journey isn’t without its twists and turns as her mother’s lingering legacy follows her on her path.
With Oscar-winner Jenkins at the directorial helm of all ten episodes, anticipation is sky-high for the production. And the freshly unwrapped trailer amplifies buzz the more.
As well as newcomer Mbedu, ‘The Underground Railroad’ stars Chase W. Dillon and Joel Edgerton. Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus “MJ” Gladney, Jr., Will Poulter and Peter Mullan.
We’ll be watching. Will you?