We’re now only a month away from getting ten hours of new Barry Jenkins-directed material. Ahead of a May 14 release for The Underground Railroad, the 10-episode-long adaptation following Cora Randall’s (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South, Amazon has released the full trailer.
“This show isn’t a show about slavery. It’s a show about the character Cora,” Jenkins told Shadow and Act. “I think when we talk about slavery, in a way, we almost dehumanize the folks who were enslaved against their will. We almost rob them of their personhood. We assume the condition of being enslaved was the totality of their experience and the totality of their humanity.”
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 trailer and poster below.
The Underground Railroad arrives on May 14.