The TV show “The Underground Railroad” tells the story of a girl who is tired of enduring humiliation and seeing her loved ones tortured. She went on the underground railroad in search of a better life. But they are pursuing her, catching up with every minute. What or who will help her in the fight for freedom? And can she get freedom?..
“The Underground Railroad ss 2”: release date, announcement
The exciting sequel to the drama “The Underground Railroad” has not yet been officially announced, but viewers are eagerly awaiting new episodes. If the director takes up the picture again, the premiere of the season 2 will take place no earlier than spring 2022.
Since the show is based on the book of the same name by Colson Whitehead, producers have repeatedly dreamed of getting the rights to it. The finicky Whitehead did not want to turn his creation into a gaudy film adaptation. But when serious companies got down to business, he decided to give them the opportunity to shoot a good picture.
USA. The Civil War is not far off, the events of which have long been known from history. The conflict between blacks and whites is growing and reaching critical proportions. Still, whites are taking the lead, forcing African Americans to work on plantations and be servants in their homes.
African-American Cora has endured work on a cotton plantation in Georgia for too long. Endless bullying of blacks, complete lack of freedom, violence – everything was in abundance. The girl repeatedly wanted to escape, but without an ally, this could not be done. Moreover, the fear of hunters for runaway blacks does not allow one to relax for a minute.
In addition to being bullied by whites, the black girl watched with contempt as her people turned into vile rats, ready to throw their loved one in jeopardy. Everything led to the fact that even blacks began to quarrel among themselves. But there was a chance to leave it all behind and try to tempt fate. After all, Cora had nothing to lose.
Upon learning of the mysterious “The Underground Railroad” system, Cora decides to flee with a guy named Caesar. And even though things are not going well, they have a ghostly chance to win. While the main characters are trying to enjoy everyday life, not darkened by hard physical labor, the most cruel hunter, about whom there are legends, is sent in pursuit.
Ridgeway is known for his love of violence, who never misses an opportunity to annoy a black man. The man is well versed in hunting runaway slaves and is considered the best in his business. In pursuit of Cora and Caesar, he manages to give them a lot of problems. However, no one should get in the way of those who, by all means, are not ready to return.
Given the realities of those days, the story seems plausible. At the same time, in the notes of historians there are references to a secret system that helps blacks escape from slave owners. Will Cora be able to escape and help her friend Caesar? At what point will the bandit overtake them and will Cora and Caesar be ready for this?
Actors and their roles
- Cora – an African American girl who has decided to leave the cotton field where she worked without rest; got on the underground railway, because this place was considered the only way to leave the world ruled by cruel white people who made blacks their slaves – Thuso Mbedu.
- Caesar – Cora’s satellite; ready to take the risk to continue life in a quieter place, because he is not capable of being a slave – Aaron Pierre.
- Ridgeway – runaway slave hunter; cruel, aggressive, smart, easily tracks down the alleged victims; notoriety precedes him, and Ridgeway easily fills up the rumors about himself – Joel Edgerton.
- Colson Whitehead has won several awards for writing “The Underground Railroad” book in 2016. The most prestigious are: National Book Awards (2016), The Arthur C. Clarke Award (2017), Andrew Carnegie Medals (2017). In 2020, the writer again won the Pulitzer Prize, but with a different work.
- The TV show is a product of Pastel Productions and Plan B Entertainment. The 2nd company belongs to actor Brad Pitt, who, after the divorce, decided to pursue a career. Brad Pitt works a lot, and at the same time is trying to sue Angelina Jolie for custody of his own children, without taking into account the foster children.
- Aaron Pierre has naturally light eyes, but wore lenses on the TV series to make them more expressive.
The Underground Railroad Season 2: release date
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|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|
|2x07||Series 7||not announced|
|2x08||Series 8||not announced|
|2x09||Series 9||not announced|
|2x10||Series 10||not announced|