Congratulations to John Legend! The Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner and nine-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, along with his Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, are on board to executive-produce WGN America’s thriller, “Underground.” Additionally, Get Lifted will oversee the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series. The announcement was made this week by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios, during the Television Critics Association press tour.
In the original series “Underground,” bravery, ingenuity and power take center stage as plantation slaves band together in the fight of their lives for their families, their future…and most importantly, their freedom. “Underground” is currently in production in Baton Rouge, LA, for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.
Legend shared in a statement:
We are excited to join forces with WGN America and Sony and the talented team of writers and producers on this powerful project that we believe will inspire us all. This series has a unique opportunity to speak to the passion and courage of those who risked it all as they raced to freedom. We are honored to bring our creative vision to this thrilling project.
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