One network has already passed on Underground. Will another step up to saved the cancelled WGN America TV show? Deadline reports Sony is still searching for a way to save the series.
The historical drama follows the heroes of the Underground Railroad who harnessed every bit of their wits, strength, and grit in order to escape slavery and live as free men and women. The cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, Christopher Meloni, Marc Blucas, and Reed Diamond.
After WGN America cancelled Underground in late May, the cast and executive producer John Legend told fans the show would hopefully continue. For awhile, it was rumored OWN would pick up the series for a third season. However, that dream came to an end earlier this week when Oprah Winfrey revealed the network has passed on Underground due to its high production costs.
Now, Deadline reports Sony Pictures TV (the show’s production company) is shopping Underground to networks like BET and Hulu after both Netflix and OWN passed. It seems Sony is willing to pursue all options in order to save Underground.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Underground? Which network should save the series?