28 March 2016

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#BreakFree - "Empire's" Jussie Smollett Guest Stars in Critically Acclaimed Hit Series "Underground"

Jussie Smollett as Josey in WGN America's "Underground." (PRNewsFoto/WGN America)
"Empire's" Jussie Smollett will guest star in WGN America's critically acclaimed hit series "Underground," marking the first time in 20 years that Smollett will appear in the same series as his younger sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Rosalee). Smollett will play Josey, a wild-eyed runaway, in the upcoming episode, "Firefly," premiering Wednesday, March 30 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on WGN America.
In the all-new fourth episode of "Underground," John and Elizabeth Hawkes come face-to-face with Josey in a traumatic confrontation and test of wills. The Macons realize Noah and Rosalee are missing and enlist August Pullman to help find the runaways. Meanwhile, Ernestine tries to cope with her daughter's absence and the others debate whether they should run. Cato enacts a daring plan that has immediate repercussions on the plantation, while Pearly Mae makes an extremely difficult personal decision.

The Trailer:

From creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and executive producer and Academy Award-winner John Legend, the 10-episode, hour-long program tells the unflinching story of a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives – for their families, their future and their freedom...

"Underground" features an acclaimed cast including: 
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("True Blood," "Friday Night Lights") as Rosalee 
  • Aldis Hodge ("Straight Outta Compton") as Noah 
  • Christopher Meloni ("Sin City: A Dame to Kill For") as August Pullman 
  • Alano Miller ("Jane The Virgin") as Cato ‎
  • Jessica de Gouw ("Arrow," "Dracula") as Elizabeth Hawkes 
  • Marc Blucas ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") as John Hawkes ‎
  • Adina Porter("The 100") as Pearly Mae 
  • Mykelti Williamson ("Justified," "24") as Moses ‎
  • Amirah Vann ("Girls," "And So It Goes") as Ernestine 
  • Johnny Ray Gill ("Rectify") as Sam 
  • Chris Chalk ("Gotham") as William Still 
  • Reed Diamond ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") as Tom Macon 
  • Theodus Crane ("The Walking Dead") as Zeke 
  • Renwick Scott ("Treme") as Henry 
  • James Lafferty ("One Tree Hill") as U.S. Marshall Kyle Risdin 
  • Jussie Smollett("Empire") as Josey.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, "Underground" is created by Misha Green ("Sons Of Anarchy," "Heroes") and Joe Pokaski ("Daredevil," "Heroes,") who executive produce alongside Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind," "I Am Legend") of Weed Road Pictures; and Joby Harold ("King Arthur," "Edge of Tomorrow") and Tory Tunnell ("King Arthur," "Holy Rollers") of Safehouse Pictures.  

Visionary artist and producer John Legend, an Academy Award, Golden Globe and multi-Grammy Award winner, and his Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, executive produce. Additionally, Get Lifted oversees all elements of the show's music.  

Anthony Hemingway ("The Wire," "Treme") directs and serves as executive producer for the first four episodes. 

Amirah Vann as Ernestine in WGN America's "Underground." (PRNewsFoto/WGN America)

"Underground" Cast on Twitter:

  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell @jurneesmollett
  • Aldis Hodge @AldisHodge
  • Christopher Meloni @Chris_Meloni
  • Alano Miller @AlanoMiller
  • Jessica de Gouw @jessdegouw
  • Amirah Vann @amirahvann
  • Marc Blucas @marcblucas
  • Reed Diamond @reeddiamond
  • Johnny Ray Gill @JohnnyRayGill
  • Theodus Crane @theoduscrane
  • Mykelti Williamson @mykeltiwmson
  • Adina Porter @AdinaPorter
  • Jussie Smollett @jussiesmollett 
  • Christopher Backus @_cbackus
  • PJ Marshall @ThePJMarshall
  • James Lafferty @ThisIsLafferty 
  • Chris Chalk @chalkchris

"Underground" Creative Team on Twitter:
  • John Legend @johnlegend
  • Misha Green @mishatrillXXL
  • Joe Pokaski @JoePokaski
  • Anthony Hemingway @shinybootz
  • Akiva Goldsman @AkivaGoldsman
  • Mike Jackson @mikemjackson312
  • Ty Stiklorius @tystiklorius

WGN America Logo (PRNewsFoto/WGN America)


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