After giving us five hours of new Steve McQueen-directed material last year, Amazon are once again delivering the goods in 2021 when it comes to highly-anticipated projects from Black auteurs. They’ve announced a May 14 release for The Underground Railroad, the 10-episode-long adaptation solely directed by Jenkins and following Cora Randall’s (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
The adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s acclaimed novel stars Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon and Joel Edgerton. Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus “MJ” Gladney, Jr., Will Poulter, and Peter Mullan.
Check out a new teaser and poster below.
The Underground Railroad arrives on May 14.