The Underground Railroad: Season 1

The Underground Railroad: Season 1

The Underground Railroad: Season 1

An escapee from a Georgia plantation makes a risky journey to the rumored Underground Railroad, and discovers it's no mere metaphor, in this limited series adaptation of Colson Whitehead's novel directed by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

2021USAPrime Video
DramaHistorical
Creator:
Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight', 'If Beale Street Could Talk')
Cast:
Chase W. DillonJoel EdgertonThuso MbeduAaron PierreAmber Gray

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
14 May 2021

Chapter 1: Georgia

When Caesar convinces Cora to escape from Randall plantation in Georgia their lives are irrevocably changed. They discover the impossible in an underground railroad which takes them on an unexpected journey and reveals the true... MORE face of America.

EPISODE 1.2
14 May 2021

Chapter 2: South Carolina

Griffin, South Carolina – a seeming paradise of progress and racial harmony that hides dark secrets, especially the secrets of “Bessie" and "Christian." Meanwhile, bounty hunter Arnold Ridgeway begins his pursuit of Cora.

EPISODE 1.3
14 May 2021

Chapter 3: North Carolina

Cora reaches a dangerous small town in North Carolina where she must secret away in an abolitionist’s attic while putting everyone’s lives in danger.

EPISODE 1.4
14 May 2021

Chapter 4: The Great Spirit

A young Arnold Ridgeway comes of age while testing his belief in The Great Spirit.

EPISODE 1.5
14 May 2021

Chapter 5: Tennessee - Exodus

Captured by Ridgeway, Cora is forced to travel across the barren inferno of Tennessee. She shares the perilous journey with Jasper, a noble runaway filled with inner-strength.

EPISODE 1.6
14 May 2021

Chapter 6: Tennessee - Proverbs

For Arnold Ridgeway, a journey home reveals that "the past is not past." And a chance encounter with a freedman named Royal gives Cora new hope.

EPISODE 1.7
14 May 2021

Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs

Let the fire burn.

EPISODE 1.8
14 May 2021

Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn

Royal brings Cora to Valentine Farm, a thriving Black community and vineyard on the bountiful Indiana frontier. Carrying the scars of her journey, Cora struggles to find peace in this new home.

EPISODE 1.9
14 May 2021

Chapter 9: Indiana Winter

Cora’s presence as a fugitive ignites tensions amongst the Valentine community. Just as she was beginning to make this her home, chaos reigns.

EPISODE 1.10
14 May 2021

Chapter 10: Mabel

In this tale of motherhood, the beginning is the end is the beginning... for both mother and daughter.

The Underground Railroad: Season 1 / Reviews

Paste

Paste

There is a thudding heartbeat at the center, proving that despite the trauma at the core of the story, the series is about perseverance.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Jenkins and Plan B are pushing the boundaries of television as entertainment in the streaming age.

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BBC

BBC

The series is expansive enough to include the intricate antebellum culture that Whitehead's novel depicts... Nothing is simplified.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

As every chance at freedom becomes a new prison, Railroad's humane horror offers more sympathy than hope.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Has a perspective beyond simply observing the horror of oppression.

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Variety

Variety

Romance bursts forth from the unlikeliest places, swelling and sweet.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Challenging, binge-worthy...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Jenkins has assembled an amazing cast...

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