WGN America Presents ‘Breaking Free’ A Documentary Special On The Underground Railroad

Ahead of the Season 2 premiere of its original series, Underground, WGN America will present Breaking Free, a documentary special on the Underground Railroad!

The documentary special will showcase the stories of the Underground Railroad soldiers while also chronicling the making of Season 2 of the hit civil war drama series, Underground, which premieres on Wednesday, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Amirah Vann and Aisha Hinds are featured in the special, along with creators, writers and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway. Additional interviewees featured include; Dr. Noelle Trent (Director of Interpretation Collections & Education National Civil Rights Museum), Dr. Clarence Newsome (President, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center), Mekeisha Madden Toby (Writer, Essence Magazine), Dominic Patten (Writer, Deadline.com), and Fergus Bordewich (Author, Bound for Canaan).

Breaking Free premieres nationwide on WGN America Sunday, March 5 at 11:00 PM ET/PT and is currently rolling out across Tribune Local Stations.

Check out the Breaking Free promo special above!



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