Despite airing its finale on May 11, Underground is still garnering a significant amount of press as it heads into its season 2 premiere. For those unfamiliar, the period drama, which stars Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Aldis Hodge and Christopher Meloni, chronicles a group of slaves who plan a risky but daring escape from a Georgia plantation. Fans of the period drama will recall that the season 1 finale saw the introduction of a character named Harriet. Viewers can appear to see more of Harriet in season 2.
On August 24th, WGN America announced that Aisha Hinds is set to portray Tubman in the successful period drama. For those unfamiliar with Hinds, the actress has already amassed some extensive credits with appearances in NCIS: LA, CSI: Miami, and True Blood. The second season of WGN’s Underground is set to begin production this summer for a 2017 debut.