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Underground Season 2 Greenlit by WGN America

Submitted by on April 26, 2016 – 11:02 pmNo Comment

WGN America has renewed Underground for a second season!! There will be 10 episodes in the new season, which will premiere at some point in 2017.

Underground‘s renewal comes amid a very successful premiere season. According to Deadline.com:

The Underground Railroad thriller has drawn 3 million total viewers on Wednesday nights season-to-date in Live+7 and was the No. 1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live+3. The series also ranks as the No. 1 most social cable drama on Wednesday nights.

Underground tells the story of a group of slaves that embark on a dangerous 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are helped by a abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

The series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, Adina Porter and Mykelti Williamson, among others.

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