Underground

Underground

  • Seasons:
  • 2
  • 1
This season focuses on a courageous blacksmith slave named Noah who covertly organizes a small group of fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom. The odds of success are razor-thin for those who make it off the plantation, while the risks, dangers and obstacles only multiply each step of the way.
This season focuses on a courageous blacksmith slave named Noah who covertly organizes a small group of fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom. The odds of success are razor-thin for those who make it off the plantation, while the risks, dangers and obstacles only multiply each step of the way.

Season 1 (12 episodes)

  • 0. Underground: "The Plan"

    Original air date: 02/22/2016 Runtime: 1:02 min.

    Original air date: 02/22/2016 Runtime: 1:02 min. See the pulse-pounding trailer for the new escape thriller, “Underground” featuring the music of Kanye West. The original series premieres Wednesday, March 9th at 10/9c on WGN America.

  • 0. Underground: "First Look"

    Original air date: 02/22/2016 Runtime: 3:52 min.

    Original air date: 02/22/2016 Runtime: 3:52 min. Get a first look at WGN America’s new original series “Underground”. From Executive Producer John Legend, “Underground” follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom.

  • 1. The Macon 7

    Original air date: 03/09/2016 Runtime: 55:50 min.

    Original air date: 03/09/2016 Runtime: 55:50 min. Noah has returned to the Macon Plantation after his first escape attempt and begins to organize the Macon 7 escape using the “Freedom Map” he’s acquired while held by Slave Catchers. John meets William Still and begins his and Elizabeth’s journey into the Underground Railroad. August pretends to help a runaway slave escape slave catchers. Tom begins his run for Senate.

  • 2. War Chest

    Original air date: 03/16/2016 Runtime: 45:03 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2016 Runtime: 45:03 min. The Macon 7 meet to plan their escape only to find Cato is going with them. Noah asks Rosalee to run with them. John and Elizabeth learn how the Underground Railroad works. Tom meets on the plantation with the men he needs to impress to get the nomination. Facing more desperate life on the farm, August decides to enlist the help of his son, Ben, to go after runaway slaves.

  • 3. The Lord’s Day

    Original air date: 03/23/2016 Runtime: 44:36 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2016 Runtime: 44:36 min. John and Elizabeth receive their first “cargo” and meet her ex-fiancé, Marshal Kyle Risdin, throwing a serious wrench in their plans for the Underground Railroad. The slaves enlist Rosalee’s help to steal Tom’s official seal as they continue to prepare for the big escape.

  • 4. Firefly

    Original air date: 03/30/2016 Runtime: 44:47 min.

    Original air date: 03/30/2016 Runtime: 44:47 min. Bill is discovered barely alive in his cabin and Tom realizes Rosalee and Noah have escaped from the Macon Plantation. John and Elizabeth deal with their slave abductors, eventually overpowering them with the unwitting help of Kyle. Tom promotes Cato to Plantation Overseer, which Cato quickly uses to finalize the plan for the rest of the Macon 7 to join Noah and Rosalee. They ignite the fields and escape.

  • 5. Run & Gun

    Original air date: 04/06/2016 Runtime: 43:47 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2016 Runtime: 43:47 min. The Macon slaves face questioning over their plans; at the same time, the mad dash to catch a train heading north comes with complications at every turn.

  • 6. Troubled Water

    Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 45:05 min.

    Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 45:05 min. The road takes its toll on August; at the same time, the runners are trapped in a floating coffin; and Ernestine struggles to maintain influence.

  • 7. Cradle

    Original air date: 04/20/2016 Runtime: 44:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/20/2016 Runtime: 44:30 min. Innocence is lost when children are forced to face the harsh realities of the world.

  • 8. Grave

    Original air date: 04/27/2016 Runtime: 41:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2016 Runtime: 41:30 min. In the face of near-certain death, the runners decide their only hope is a suicidal attempt to hide in plain sight. Meanwhile, Ernestine confronts her worst fear.

  • 9. Black & Blue

    Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 42:18 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 42:18 min. Rescuing a member of the Macon 7 turns into a deadly mission; John and Elizabeth challenge each others’ choices.

  • 10. The White Whale

    Original air date: 05/11/2016 Runtime: 45:05 min.

    Original air date: 05/11/2016 Runtime: 45:05 min. Everyone must pay for their sins when the day of reckoning arrives.