‘Underground’ May Be Canceled
WGN America’s hit show Underground may be in jeopardy of cancelation. Here’s why: Sinclair Broadcast Group is acquiring WGN parent-company, Tribune Media and a number of television stations. They are also acquiring WGN America. According to a report, after the higher performing series Outsiders was cancelled last month, there was speculation that WGN America may no longer run original scripted programming. Sony is reportedly shopping the series around.
An insider says,
It’s a complete pause at WGN America. It’s unclear if they’ll still have scripted there. I had something being shopped there, and talks suddenly just stalled. They’re figuring out what they’re going to do and if they even continue on with scripted.
Underground is a TV period drama series created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski about the Underground Railroad in Antebellum Georgia. The show debuted March 9, 2016, on WGN America.
The show stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, Christopher Meloni and Amirah Vann. The cast also includes Christopher Backus, Marc Blucas, Reed Diamond, James Lafferty, Amirah Vann, Bokeem Woodbine, Aisha Hinds, Jasika Nicole, Michael Trotter, Jesse Luken, Sadie Stratton, and Robert Christopher Riley.