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OWN hosts ‘Cherish The Day’ Launch Party [PHOTOS]

All eyes were on the A-T-L Thursday night for OWN’s swanky launch party for its newest dramatic series, Cherish the Day. The highly anticipated two-night premiere begins on February 11.

The invite-only soiree took place at the Stave Room in the Midtown district of the city and was hosted by OWN president and CEO Tina Perry along with the show’s creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay.

Chapter One of the “anthology series” chronicles the stirring relationship of the two star-crossed lovers, with each episode spanning a single day. The narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in their relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love.

Cherish the Day cast members in attendance included the show’s leads—Alano Miller and Xosha Roquemore as well as Kellee Stewart, Michael Beach and Anne-Marie Johnson. Not present but also included in the show are Dorien Wilson, Loren Lott, Bryan Terrell Clark and the queen mum—CICELY TYSON.

Other notables in attendance included the hosts of TV One’s Sister CircleRashan Ali, Syleena Johnson and Trina Braxton plus actresses DeWanda Wise, Jasmine Guy and Terri J. Vaughn. Other famous faces spotted in the crowd were actors Joel Rush, Karon Riley, André Holland, Omar Dorsey, celebrity makeup artist Derrick Rutledge and Exonerated Five member Raymond Santana and his fiancé Delicious.

The evening included a sneak peek of three different scenes along with commentary and a Q&A session featuring the cast and DuVernay. We also listened to some dope sounds from DJ Princess Cut and enjoyed some refreshing cocktails, food and much more.

See the picture gallery below including a few of my selfies:

CHERISH THE DAY premieres on February 11 and 12 on OWN.

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Watch the Trailer for OWN’s ‘Cherish the Day’ (VIDEO)

OWN has released the official trailer for its upcoming drama series Cherish The Day. It is created and executive produced by Emmy® winner and Academy Award®-nominee Ava DuVernay

Chapter one of Cherish the Day chronicles the stirring relationship of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday. 

Xosha Roquemore (“The Mindy Project”) stars as Gently James and Alano Miller (“Underground”) stars as Evan Fisher. The couple meet and fall in love in Los Angeles, with the full season spanning five years in eight episodes.  

OWN previously announced additional cast including legendary Emmy®-winning actress Cicely Tyson, as well as Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson and Kellee Stewart. The DuVernay led series also recently announced it achieved full gender parity with a production crew of over 50% women, including 18 female department heads.  Directors for the series are Tanya Hamilton, Blitz Bazawule, Aurora Guerrero and Deborah Kampmeier.

Cherish the Day is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Tanya Hamilton, and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers. 

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OWN presents Ava DuVernay’s ‘Cherish the Day’ (VIDEO)

Check out the teaser trailer for OWN’s new original anthology drama Cherish the Day. It is created and executive produced by Emmy® winner and Academy Award®-nominee Ava DuVernay. 

Chapter one of Cherish the Day chronicles the stirring relationship of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday. 

Xosha Roquemore (“The Mindy Project”) stars as Gently James and Alano Miller (“Underground”) stars as Evan Fisher. The couple meet and fall in love in Los Angeles, with the full season spanning five years in eight episodes.  

OWN previously announced additional cast including legendary Emmy®-winning actress Cicely Tyson, as well as Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson and Kellee Stewart. The DuVernay led series also recently announced it achieved full gender parity with a production crew of over 50% women, including 18 female department heads.  Directors for the series are Tanya Hamilton, Blitz Bazawule, Aurora Guerrero and Deborah Kampmeier.

Cherish the Day, which is set for a February 2020 premiere, is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Tanya Hamilton, and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers. 

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Cicely Tyson to star in OWN’s new series ‘Cherish the Day’

Ava DuVernay is adding more star power to her new OWN series Cherish the Day. Screen legend and film icon—CICELY TYSON—will be a series regular and joins previously announced actors Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller.

Cherish the Day, chronicles the stirring romance of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The season-long narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday.

Tyson will star as Miss Luma Lee Langston, a legendary star of stage and screen in decades past. She is also the employer of Gently James, played by Roquemore.

Cherish the Day is produced for OWN by Array Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Acclaimed filmmaker Tanya Hamilton (Queen SugarNight Catches Us) will direct the Cherish the Day series premiere written by DuVernay.

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OWN presents ‘Cherish the Day’ featuring Xosha Roquemore + Alano Miller

Emmy nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay continues to build her dramatic catalogue of stories with a new anthology series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network titled Cherish the Day.

Each season of Cherish the Day will chronicle the stirring romance of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day.  The season-long narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday. The series is created and executive produced by DuVernay through Array Filmworks from Warner Horizon Scripted Television. 

Xosha Roquemore (The Mindy Project) will star as Gently James and Alano Miller (Underground) will star as Evan Fisher. The couple meets and falls in love in Los Angeles, with the full season spanning five years in eight episodes.  Roquemore is best known for her role as Tamra Webb on Mindy Kaling’s long-running hit series The Mindy Project, and most recently recurred as Dawn Lima on I’m Dying Up Here.  On the big screen, Roquemore appeared in Lee DanielsPrecious and will be seen in the upcoming film Brian Banks.

Miller starred as Cato in Underground and as Raymond Green in the acclaimed film Loving.  He has appeared in episodes of The Red Line and recently wrapped production on feature film Sylvie starring opposite Tessa Thompson.  

Cherish the Day is produced for OWN by Array Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Acclaimed filmmaker Tanya Hamilton (Queen Sugar, Night Catches Us) will direct the Cherish the Day series premiere written by DuVernay.

Enjoy Sade‘s classic tune “Cherish the Day” which I am assuming is probably the source of inspiration for the series title. Stay tuned…


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OWN’s ‘Black Love’ to return on Saturday, May 12 at 10 p.m. (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

OWN has released a sneak peek of the new season for Black Love and I can’t wait!  The hugely popular docu-series on love and relationships from an African American perspective returns on Saturday, May 12 at 10 p.m. EST.

The inaugural season debuted last fall with 1.2 million total viewers, becoming OWN’s most-watched unscripted series debut in network history and its highest-rated unscripted series debut in more than four years in the network’s key W 25-54 demo.

This second season will feature Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown and wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, Emmy Award-winning actress Niecy Nash and husband Jay Tucker, Tina Knowles-Lawson and husband Richard Lawson, NBA All-Star Grant Hill and Grammy-nominated record artist Tamia, RUN DMC’s Rev Run and wife Justine Simmons, Grammy Award winning gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin and wife Tammy,  comedian D.L. Hughley and wife LaDonna, former NFL-running back Eddie George and wife Taj of SWV, Hip-Hop artist Styles P and wife Adjua, Actors Alano Miller and Dewanda Wise, NFL Linebacker Bart Scott and wife Starr, and more. The couples talk about how their relationships began, the road to the altar, life after children and all of the other obstacles they may have faced to make their marriages stronger than ever.

In addition, OWN will celebrate Mother’s Day with a “Black Love” special Motherly Love on Tuesday, May 8 at 10 p.m. celebrating the love and the bond that is shared between mothers and their children. The special will feature the families of NAACP Image Award-winner Tichina Arnold, Queen Sugar‘s Kofi Siriboe, NAACP Image Award-winner and author Hill Harper, Erica and Tina Campbell of the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling gospel duo Mary Mary and Uber’s Chief Brand Officer and trailblazer Bozoma Saint John. The families open up and share candid, hilarious and heartwarming moments that have shaped their relationships.

Stay tuned…

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ stars attend L.A. Premiere [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

“All the stars were closer” on Monday night for the mystical L.A. premiere of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time. The lavish screening took place at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

The film’s stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Rowan Blanchard were joined by director Ava DuVernay for a walk down the blue carpet where they greeted enthusiastic fans and press. 

Mindy Kaling + Reese Witherspoon + Oprah Winfrey

Other special invited guests included Viola Davis, Rosario Dawson, Laura Dern, Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kobe Bryant, America Ferrera, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, Jay Hernandez, Don Cheadle, Eva Longoria, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu, J.J. Abrams, Niki Caro, Ryan CooglerIssa Rae and many more. 

Ava DuVernay with Tracee Ellis Ross + Tessa Thompson

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic, which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Check out more photos below:

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Tiffany Johnson + Lena Waithe

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw + Jim Whitaker

Omar Dorsey 

Lalah Hathaway

Dewanda Wise + Alano Miller 

Yvette Nicole Brown 

Chloe X Halle

Bellamy Young 

Angela Bassett + Slater Vance + Bronwyn Vance 

Ryan Coogler

Tarana Burke + Ava DuVernay

Timon Kyle Durrett

Kobe Bryant

Dre Terrell Whitfield + Dondre Whitfield + Parker Richardson Whitfield

Bridgid Coulter + Don Cheadle

Ava DuVernay + Issa Rae 

Aisha Hinds

Marsai Martin

Deric McCabe + Chris Pine + Storm Reid

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time arrives in

theaters on Friday, March 9.

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Watch a sneak peek of WGN America’s ‘Underground’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

WGN America has released a preview of tonight’s episode of “Underground” and I am too excited. It’s titled, “Nok Aaut” and features the return of Cato (Alano Miller). It was written by  Nadria Tucker and Tiffany Greshler, and directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Queen Sugar,” “Shadowhunters”).

In “Nok Aaut,” Cato boasts about his recently acquired affluence to Noah (Aldis Hodge) and of his time spent in Europe. Following Rosalee’s (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) harrowing struggle for survival, she is cared for by Elizabeth (Jessica de Gouw) when her shocking secret is revealed.  Meanwhile, things go awry when Georgia (Jasika Nicole) and Elizabeth oppose slavery at a rally.

It all goes down at 10 p.m. EST on WGN America.

Take a look below and tell us what you think…

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Fox hosts Special Atlanta Screening of #ShotsFired [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Fox recently held an Atlanta screening of its upcoming series #ShotsFired and boy did it have people talking! The invitation only event was held at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and featured the one-hour viewing along with a post talk back discussion with the series’ co-creator Reggie Rock Bythewood and cast members DeWanda Wise and Jill Hennessy. It was moderated by multi-media personality and HGTV star Egypt Sherrod.

#ShotsFired is a 10-part series airing March 22 and follows two out-of-town Black prosecutors who are brought in to investigate the murder of a white teenager by a Black cop. However, things are not what they seem and the two must keep their personal bias and suspicions to themselves to seek the truth.  It features Sanaa Lathan (like you’ve never seen her before) as Ashe Akino, a rough and tough investigator who is searching for answers alongside her very young boss and special prosecutor,  Preston Terry played by “Race” star Stephan James.

#ShotsFired also includes iconic TV and film actors Helen Hunt as North Carolina Governor Patricia Eamons and well as “Underground” actress Aisha Hinds as Pastor Janea James. Versatile actor Tristan “Mack” Wilds plays Deputy Josh Beck, who is under investigation while Wise and Hennessey play the mother’s of the two slain teenagers, who are interestingly connected.

According to Bythewood, he and his wife Gina Prince-Bythewood created #ShotsFired after the death of Trayvon Martin.  “This is like a mission’s statement because it let’s you know that were not playing here and that this is for real. Yes, were entertaining. We got hip hop music. We sorta got somewhat of a mystery going on but it’s real here,” said Bythewood during the post talk back.

Both Wise and Hennessy talked about preparing for their roles as grieving mothers of sons shot by police officers. They also talked about the irony of how many of their scenes were often taped at the same time real life situations were being playing out around the country involving unarmed African-American men and white police officers.

“What’s amazing about releasing this show right now is that we’re at a point where we’re prime for readiness. We’ve been taking our democracy for granted and this last election was like a serious wake-up call.  I feel like this show is fuel for the fire and I am really excited to see what it’s going to ignite,” said Wise.

#ShotsFired debuts on Fox March 22. See more photos below from the red carpet including shots of Atlanta celebrities Dionne Farris, Da Brat, Joseline Hernandez, Crystal Fox, April Parker Jones and more!

Singer-songwriter Dionne Farris  has a song that

will be featured in a future episode of #ShotsFired

Hip hop icon Da Brat with her new artist Cornbread

LHHATL’s Joseline Heranadez

Rapper Billy Bang will have music featured in an episode of #ShotsFired

#ShotsFired actress Jill Hennessy

Former American Idol contestant Loren Lott

#ShotsFired actress DeWanda Wise

Triple threat performer D. Woods 

If Loving You is Wrong actress April Parker Jones striking a pose!

The Haves and the Have Nots star Crystal Fox 

Celebrity Stylist Gocha Hawkins 

Egypt Sherrod moderating the panel discussion

Dionne Farris + Reggie Rock Bythewood 

Egypt Sherrod, Reggie Rock Bythewood and Jasmine Burke 

Dionne Farris with 135th Street’s Saptosa Foster +  Shante Bacon

Ray Cornelius + Underground star Alano Miller 

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AAFCA recognizes Sidney Poitier, ‘Moonlight,’ Lee Daniels & more! [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) held it’s 8th Annual AAFCA Awards Ceremony recently in Los Angeles and the event was nothing short of spectacular. A number of 2016’s top films were honored including “Moonlight,” “Fences,” “Loving,” and “Hidden Figures.” TV series like OWN’s “Queen Sugar” and FX’s “Atlanta” were also recognized as Top programs.

This year’s awards ceremony took place at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA and was attended by a number of the honorees including Janelle Monáe (Breakout Performance, “Moonlight” “Hidden Fences”), Barry Jenkins (Best Director, “Moonlight”) and Lee Daniels (Cinema Vanguard Award). Screen legend Sidney Poitier was also recognized for the 50th Anniversary of his groundbreaking film, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

A list of who’s who in film and television were also present including Nischelle Turner, John Singleton, Sanaa Lathan, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jovan Adepo, Joe Morton, Tommy DavidsonAnna Marie HorsfordDemetrius Shipp Jr., Laz Alonso, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Eva Marcille, Rhyon Nicole, Marcus Scribner, Kendrick Sampson, Neil Brown Jr., Lou Diamond Phillips, Karen Sharpe and Kat Kramer.

“Queen Sugar” cast members Dawn Lyen-Gardner, Timon Kyle Durrett, Omar J. Dorsey, Tina Lifford and Dondre Whitfield were also present to pick up their “Best TV Show Award” along with the cast of “Underground” Alano Miller, Aisha Hinds and show creator Misha Green.

“Our members had a plethora of outstanding movies, documentaries and TV shows to choose from this year,” says AAFCA Co-founder Shawn Edwards. “It was an exceptional year in terms of the quantity and quality of films about the black experience. And while this by no means solves the diversity issue in the film industry it was definitely refreshing to have such a wide-range of exceptional work to choose from to honor and celebrate with our approval.”

“2016 provided our membership with many great films to choose from,” says AAFCA President and Co-founder, Gil Robertson. “Every movie and TV show on our Top 10 Lists could have easily been number one. The number of incredible performances by black actors and actresses added to a very competitive field of performances and represents a step towards inclusion that our membership warmly embraces. We look forward to what 2017 has in store.”

See more pictures and a full list of winners below:

Lee Daniels 

Janelle Monáe

Barry Jenkins 

See the full list of winners below:

FILM
BEST PICTURE : MOONLIGHT – (A24)
BEST DIRECTOR: BARRY JENKINS, MOONLIGHT – (A24)
BEST ACTOR: DENZEL WASHINGTON, FENCES– (Paramount)
BEST ACTRESS: RUTH NEGA, LOVING – (Focus Features)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: MAHERSHALA ALI, MOONLIGHT – (A24)
BEST ENSEMBLE: THE Cast of HIDDEN FIGURES (20TH Century Fox)
BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE 2017 – Janelle Monae for MOONLIGHT AND HIDDEN FIGURES
BEST INDEPENEDENT FILM: “MOONLIGHT” (A24)
BEST ANIMATION FILM; ZOOTOPIA (Disney)
BEST SONG – “VICTORY” from HIDDEN FIGURES (20th Century Fox)
BEST DOCUMENTARY – 13 (Netflix)
BEST FOREIGN FILM – TANNA (Lightyear Entertainment)
BEST SCREENPLAY – AUGUST WILSON, FENCES – (Paramount)

TV
BEST TV SHOW (Drama) – QUEEN SUGAR – OWN
BEST TV SHOW (Comedy) – ATLANTA – FX
BEST TV SHOW (CABLE/NEW MEDIA – UNDERGROUND – WGN America
BEST TV SHOW (Special/Limited Series) – LEMONADE – HBO

AAFCA Top Ten Films of 2016 are as follows in order of distinction:

1.      MOONLIGHT – A24
2.     FENCES – Paramount
3.     HIDDEN FIGURES – 20th Century Fox
4.     LION – The Weinstein Company
5.     LALA LAND – Lionsgate
6.     BIRTH OF A NATION – Fox Searchlight
7.     LOVING – Focus Features
8.     MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – Amazon Studios / Roadside Attractions
9.     HELL OR HIGH WATER – CBS Films
10.  QUEEN OF KATWE – Disney

AAFCA Top Ten TV shows of 2016 are as follows in order of distinction:

1.      QUEEN SUGAR – OWN
2.     UNDERGROUND – WGN America
3.     ATLANTA – FX
4.     INSECURE – HBO
5.     LUKE CAGE – NETFLIX
6.     THIS IS US – NBC
7.     BLACKISH – ABC
8.     THE GET DOWN – NETFLIX
9.     WESTWORLD – HBO
10.  SURVIVOR’S REMORSE – STARZ

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First Look at Season Two of ‘UNDERGROUND’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out the new teaser trailer for WGN’s epic series “UNDERGROUND!” The 30-second clip was released earlier today and features most of the season one cast along with newcomer Aisha Hinds as the infamous Harriet Tubman. According to S&A, the series returns on Wednesday, March 8 at 10 p.m. EST and will feature 10-new one hour-long episodes. The show’s executive producer—John Legend—will also be making a cameo appearance as the legendary Fredrick Douglas.

“UNDERGROUND” centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. It stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee; Aldis Hodge as Noah; Christopher Meloni as August Pullman; Alano Miller as Cato; ‎Jessica de Gouw as Elizabeth Hawkes; Marc Blucas as John Hawkes and Amirah Vann as Ernestine. The first season was shot in Louisiana but moved to Georgia this past August for the second season.

“UNDERGROUND” delivered 3 million total viewers weekly, and made history as WGN America’s most-watched original program ever in its freshman season. The series was honored with screenings across the country including the White House and ranked as the #1 most discussed cable drama on social media each week it aired.

Word can’t express how happy I am about posting this as “UNDERGROUND” was one of the best shows to come out of 2016. So without further ado…here it is!

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell attends Advanced Hollywood Screening of ‘Underground’ (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The NAACP Hollywood Bureau recently sponsored an advanced screening of John Legend‘s upcoming WGN America series Underground. The event was held at the Westwood iPic and was hosted by Robin Harrison, Ron Hassan and Tia Boyd along with Urban League Young Professionals President Michael Ferrera.

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Underground star Jurnee Smollett-Bell was also in attendance and participated in a post film discussion with the project’s creator Misha Green and Entertainment Tonight co-host Nischelle Turner.

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In Underground, a courageous blacksmith Noah covertly organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom. The odds of success are razor-thin for those who make it off the plantation, while the risks, dangers and obstacles multiply each step of the way.

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Underground also features Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, Amirah Vann, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, and Reed Diamond.

Check out the newly released trailer below:

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Watch Teaser Trailer for WGN’s Underground (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out this new teaser trailer for WGN’s upcoming dramatic slavery thriller, Underground. The made-for-television movie centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

Underground is executive produced by John Legend and features an all-star-cast including Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, Amirah Vann, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, and Reed Diamond.

Take a look below:

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First Look at John Legend’s WGN Project, ‘Underground’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

WGN has released some exciting new character posters for its up coming dramatic slavery thriller, Underground, that is set to air in 2016.

As previously reported, the made-for-television series centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

Underground features an all-star-cast including Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, Amirah Vann, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, and Reed Diamond.  I am not sure if Empire’s Jussie Smollett is still attached to the project as was mentioned in our first story. We will keep you posted on that one.

Underground  is executive produced by John Legend along with his Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius. Also on board to oversee the project is the series creators and writers, Misha Green and Joe Pokaski. 

Additionally, Legend’s Get Lifted will also produce the project’s score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series.

Stay tuned…

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