WGN America announced that the sixth installment of its gripping, hit series, Underground, is scheduled to air at a special time on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. This installment will solely consist of a feature solo performance by Aisha Hinds (Shots Fired), whose electrifying portrayal of Harriet Tubman has already captivated viewers and critics around the country. Tubman, the Underground Railroad’s most famous conductor, risks her life repeatedly in order to free her family members and lead anyone willing to journey north across hostile territory, to freedom – a task she believes is her God-given mission.
In the all-new, extended episode entitled, “Minty,” written by series co-creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and directed by Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Anthony Hemingway, Tubman delivers a monumental and definitive speech about her life, her divine purpose and the perilous but necessary fight for freedom. Set in 1858 against the backdrop of a nation deeply divided by race, class and gender, Tubman makes a passionate plea to abolitionists to shift their thinking as she challenges them to take swift action against those who are determined to oppress others.
Check out a sneak peak of this performance below and be sure to catch the entire episode on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.