The network, announced they were canceling the show “Underground” after only two series. Underground was a drama show that showcased the history of the Underground Railroads. The second season was on Harriet Tubman.
The President and CO of Tribune Media release a statement :”As WGN America evolves and broadens the scope and scale of its portfolio of series, we recently announced that resources will be reallocated to a new strategy to increase our relevance within the rapidly changing television landscape. despite being a “terrific” and “important,” the series “no longer fits with our new direction.”
John Legend tweeted about the show being cancel.
“Content wins. We’re not reliant on a particular network to make great content. We’re so proud of our show and the audience that supported! “
“With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary Harriet Tubman blazing the trail. “
Underground premiered in 2016, carried on for 2 seasons and got raved reviews. I saw the first season and loved it. Found some episodes to be rather hard to watch. The show starred, Jurnee Smollett, Aldis Hodge and Amirah Vann.