Exclusive: Barry Jenkins Talks ‘The Underground Railroad,’ Directing ‘The Lion King’ Prequel, & More

Published: Wednesday 12th May 2021 by Sam

‘The Underground Railroad’ drives onto Amazon’s Prime Video this Friday (May 14) amid ample buzz.

The 10-episode limited series is set in the antebellum South and centers around Cora Randall (played by Thuso Mbedu) and her quest for freedom after escaping a Georgia plantation.

Her roller coaster journey forms the focus of the show as she navigates liberation and the lingering legacy of her mother.

That Grape Juice‘s Samuel Eni caught up with Oscar-winner director Barry Jenkins, who is at the directorial helm of all ten episodes of ‘The Underground Railroad.’

Jenkins, whose classics include ‘Moonlight’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ opened up about his latest effort, directing the forthcoming ‘Lion King’ prequel, and more.

Watch above and be sure to stream ‘The Underground Railroad’ on Prime Video from May 14.

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  1. Hate it May 13, 2021

    Harriet Tubman did not have a man take her to the underground railroad.

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