WGN Hit Show ‘Underground’ Renewed for Season 2

WGN America’s underground railroad thriller is the networks most-watched original program ever. Matt Cherniss, president and general manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios announced on Tuesday, April 26 the show was renewed for a second season [no surprise there, the show is amazing, slavery and all].

Underground, Season 1, Episode 103
Underground, Season 1, Episode 103 May 19, 2015 Credit: Eliza Morse / Sony Pictures Television

The breakout hit series, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, draws 3 million total viewers on Wednesday nights.

It is the #6 highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season and Emmy whispers are buzzing.

Underground, Season 1, Episode 102


“Underground” was the #1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live + 3 ratings.

“Underground” follows a courageous group of enslaved people who attempt a daring flight to freedom in the greatest escape in history.

Underground, Season 1, Episode 105
Underground, Season 1, Episode 105 Photo Credit: /Sony Pictures Television


The 10-episode second season order is set to begin production this summer for a 2017 debut.

The season finale will air Wednesday, May 11.



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