Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The cast of WGN’s “Underground” partied like rock stars on Saturday night during a private screening and celebration of its second season during the Sundance Film Festival. Executive producer and Oscar winning singer-songwriter John Legend joined cast members Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge + show co-creator and executive producer Misha Green, director Anthony Hemingway and Executive producer Mike Jackson, for “Clips and Conversation.”

Director Anthony Hemingway, Misha Green, John Legend, Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Mike Jackson attends WGN America’s “Underground” Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)

“Underground” struck a cord with audiences around the country and touched on some issues that are still relevant today including race, class, colorism and freedom. The event took place at the Riverhouse on Main and included special appearances by soul music superstar Andra DayAtlanta‘s LaKeith Stanfield, Before I Fall’s Medallion Rahimi, Adam Shapiro, The Mindy ProjectsXosha Roquemore, Insecure‘s Yvonne Orji and The Affair’s Joshua Jackson and actor Kevin Phillips.

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: Aldis Hodge and DJ Dolph attend WGN America’s “Underground” Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)

Season two of the 10-episode, hour-long series follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice, and begs the question – Are you a Citizen or a Solider? Set in the aftermath of the Macon 7’s daring attempt to stage the greatest escape in history, this group of American heroes continues on their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman blazing the trail.

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: John Legend, Yvonne Orji and Aldis Hodge attend WGN America’s “Underground” Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)

Lastly, a BIG CONGRATS goes out to the “Underground” stars, who will be picking up the Annual Cast Award at SCAD’s aTVfest for Outstanding Achievement in Television.  The event, which is presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place on Thursday, February 2nd in Atlanta, GA and will include first looks, extended sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes of the show. The cast and the show’s co-creator Misha Green will be in attendance and will stick around for a Q&A and panel discussion.

Check out images from Saturday’s Sundance event below + the latest trailer:

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: John Legend, Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell attend WGN America’s “Underground” Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: Lakeith Stanfield attends WGN America’s “Underground” Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: Yvonne Orji attends WGN America’s “Underground” Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: Kevin Phillps attends WGN America’s “Underground” Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)

The highly anticipated second season premieres on WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on WGN America.

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