Kanye Goes Underground

Written by Graeme Wood


Kanye West has joined the new Sony Pictures and Tribune Studios slavery drama ‘Underground’ as an executive music producer, the drama stars Christopher Meloni (Law and Order), Jurne Smollet-Bell (Friday Night Lights), Jessica De Gouw (Arrow) Aldis Hodge (Leverage) and Reed Diamond (Agents of SHEILD).

The story follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 60 miles to freedom. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with brining them back, dead or alive.

The 10 part series is created and written by Misha Green (Spartacus/Helix) and Joe Pokaski (Heroes/CSI) and is expected to be broadcast in the US early in 2016.