Mr. West is splitting up his dividends and is dipping into his TV producing skills (almost). Kanye has been reportedly been titled executive producer of new WGN America series, Underground. From the description posted by Deadline for a casting call, the storyline is right up Kanye’s pro-Black ally.
“[Underground] follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom,” read the Deadline posting, “aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad, as they evade those tasked with bringing them back, dead or alive.”
The cast will feature some familiar faces: Christopher Meloni, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, and Jessica De Gouw. The series is schedule to be released 2016, so we have some time to learn more about this interesting plot line.