Before you say, “not another slave movie/show,” hear us out.

While Hollywood usually depicts slaves in one light, helpless victims, Underground takes a different approach, showing the survivors who boldly escaped slavery by using the Underground Railroad and the abolitionists who helped them.

The WGN series produced by John Legend stars Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett and countless others as they show bravery in rebelling against the destructive slavery system.

Check out a first look of the new series, which premieres March 9th.

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