I was able to catch up on the WGN series Underground and am delighted that it is focusing on the underground railroad, an aspect of slavery that has never truly been focused on in a tv show. I’ve always been a fan of Jurnee Smollett (who has been married for the past 5 years to singer Josiah Bell—WTF have I been?). Her acting ability has done nothing but improved and grown over the past few years. She’s a tremendous talent in the series and along with Aldis Hodge, the supporting cast and crew behind the scenes, they create an outstanding energy in front of the lens. The series was created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and provides a realistic and heartfelt portrayal of the underground railroad system, my ancestors and their experience. Underground airs Wednesdays at 10pm EST on the WGN Network. Luckily, if you don’t have the channel, you can stream all of the current episodes online for free via the WGN website.
Since we’re on the subject of Jurnee, does anyone remember when her and ALL of her siblings had a tv show in the 90’s? 😉