The Underground Railroad: Season 1

The Underground Railroad: Season 1

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An escapee from a Georgia plantation makes a risky journey to the rumored Underground Railroad, and discovers it's no mere metaphor, in this limited series adaptation of Colson Whitehead's novel directed by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

2021USAPrime Video
DramaHistorical
Creator:
Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight', 'If Beale Street Could Talk')
Cast:
Chase W. DillonJoel EdgertonThuso MbeduAaron PierreAmber Gray

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Chapter 1: Georgia

When Caesar convinces Cora to escape from Randall plantation in... More Georgia their lives are irrevocably changed. They discover the impossible in an underground railroad which takes them on an unexpected journey and reveals the true face of America.

EPISODE 1.2

Chapter 2: South Carolina

Griffin, South Carolina – a seeming paradise of progress and... More racial harmony that hides dark secrets, especially the secrets of “Bessie" and "Christian." Meanwhile, bounty hunter Arnold Ridgeway begins his pursuit of Cora.

EPISODE 1.3

Chapter 3: North Carolina

Cora reaches a dangerous small town in North Carolina where... More she must secret away in an abolitionist’s attic while putting everyone’s lives in danger.

EPISODE 1.4

Chapter 4: The Great Spirit

A young Arnold Ridgeway comes of age while testing his... More belief in The Great Spirit.

EPISODE 1.5

Chapter 5: Tennessee - Exodus

Captured by Ridgeway, Cora is forced to travel across the... More barren inferno of Tennessee. She shares the perilous journey with Jasper, a noble runaway filled with inner-strength.

EPISODE 1.6

Chapter 6: Tennessee - Proverbs

For Arnold Ridgeway, a journey home reveals that "the past... More is not past." And a chance encounter with a freedman named Royal gives Cora new hope.

EPISODE 1.7

Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs

Let the fire burn.

EPISODE 1.8

Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn

Royal brings Cora to Valentine Farm, a thriving Black community... More and vineyard on the bountiful Indiana frontier. Carrying the scars of her journey, Cora struggles to find peace in this new home.

EPISODE 1.9

Chapter 9: Indiana Winter

Cora’s presence as a fugitive ignites tensions amongst the Valentine... More community. Just as she was beginning to make this her home, chaos reigns.

EPISODE 1.10

Chapter 10: Mabel

In this tale of motherhood, the beginning is the end... More is the beginning... for both mother and daughter.

The Underground Railroad: Season 1 | Awards

Award Winner
Best Limited Series winner at the 2022 Golden Globes.

The Underground Railroad: Season 1 | Reviews

94%104 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Paste

Paste

There is a thudding heartbeat at the center, proving that despite the trauma at the core of the story, the series is about perseverance.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Jenkins and Plan B are pushing the boundaries of television as entertainment in the streaming age.

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BBC

BBC

The series is expansive enough to include the intricate antebellum culture that Whitehead's novel depicts... Nothing is simplified.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

As every chance at freedom becomes a new prison, Railroad's humane horror offers more sympathy than hope.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Has a perspective beyond simply observing the horror of oppression.

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Variety

Variety

Romance bursts forth from the unlikeliest places, swelling and sweet.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Challenging, binge-worthy...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Jenkins has assembled an amazing cast...

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The Underground Railroad: Season 1 | Trailers

The Underground Railroad: Season 1 | Release Details

The Underground Railroad: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.