'The Underground Railroad': Air time, how to live stream, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amazon historical drama

'The Underground Railroad': Air time, how to live stream, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amazon historical drama
Thuso Mbedu in 'The Underground Railroad' (Instagram/@thuso.mbedu)

The highly anticipated series 'The Underground Railroad' is the first television series from acclaimed filmmaker Barry Jenkins of 'Moonlight' fame and is an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.

Amazon’s synopsis for Jenkins’ adaptation says, “The limited series chronicles young Cora’s (Thuso Mbedu) journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.”


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Air time how to live stream

All 10 episodes of 'The Underground Railroad' will premiere on May 14 on Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime Video normally releases all its shows at 12 am GMT. There are various different plans that Amazon Prime offers which you can buy in order to watch the series. If you're to choose a standard annual Amazon Prime membership, it will cost you $119 per year. Another option is an annual Amazon Prime Student membership that costs $59 a year. You can also pay month-by-month, and the Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 per month, and a Prime Student membership is $6.49 per month. Prime video is free with any Amazon Prime membership. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial, before charging $12.99 per month.


Thuso Mbedu

South African actor Thuso Mbedu is best known for her role in the telenovela 'Is'Thunzi', which according to critics is one of the most compelling television programs on South African television. Mbedu was nominated for an Emmy for her performance on the show. Some of her other notable roles include playing Kitso Medupe in the soap opera 'Scandal!' and Boni Khumalo in 'Saints and Sinners'. Mbedu will also star alongside Viola Davis in the upcoming historical epic 'The Woman King'. 

Thuso Mbedu attends the 46th Annual International Emmy Awards - Arrivals at New York Hilton on November 19, 2018 in New York City.

Joel Edgerton

The Australian actor and filmmaker is known for his roles in several mega-budget projects such as 'Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones' and 'Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith'. He is also known for his performances in critically acclaimed films such as 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Loving' for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Some of his other notable performances include his roles in films like 'The Great Gatsby', 'Black Mass' and 'Red Sparrow'. The actor recently turned to direction as well and received a nomination from the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing for a First Time Feature Film for 'The Gift'.


Thuso Mbedu is captivating in the trailer of 'The Underground Railroad' and Joel Edgerton seems at his menacing best in this gripping tale of a fight for freedom.


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