Follow young Cora’s 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.
Challenging, yet necessary, this powerful series was made my an Oscar winner, and it shows.
This is part one of two of Rolling Stone's conversation with director Barry Jenkins on his new series, "The Underground Railroad." Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel "The Underground Railroad" depicts both the savage reality of American slavery and the danger of escaping it.