Underground centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.
WGN America announced today that Underground has been renewed for a second season. The freshman drama has had a solid start for the cable network since its March premiere, garnering praise from both viewers and critics. Through seven episodes, the series has averaged 3 million total viewers when factoring in Live+7 data.
10 new episodes of Underground have been ordered for Season 2, which will premiere in 2017.