The Underground Railroad Film Releases Official Teaser and Premiere Date. As the premiere date of the film approaches, we get to be spoiled with some epic teasers. A new teaser and premiere date for Barry Jenkins’ upcoming The Underground Railroad has just been dropped, and fans can’t deal.
A month ago, Thuso Mbedu who is part of the cast brought joy to her local fans when she shared a teaser of the film. She received complimentary messages from the likes of Rami Chuene, Zenande Mfenyana, Khaya Mthethwa, Khaya Dladla and a lot of proud South Africans. The SAFTA award wining actress has been cast to play Cora.
Our golden girl has also hooked us up with the official teaser of the film, as well as the release date. All episodes will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on the 14th of May 2021.
“History is made by those who dare to try! You have asked and now consider yourself answered: #TheUndergroundRailroad arrives on @PrimeVideo MAY 14!!!! For more info go to @TheUGRailroadTV! Ndi cela nibe ready ngama subscriptions come May. Please and thank you in advance,” Thuso captioned the teaser.
From Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, “The Underground Railroad” chronicles Cora Randall’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad beneath the Southern soil.
The series was filmed on location in various parts of Georgia starting in the summer of 2019 and was temporarily shut down by the coronavirus outbreak that led to a lockdown throughout most of the country. However, the production was able to start again amid the pandemic, with Jenkins announcing that filming had wrapped at the end of September 2020.