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HU Exclusive: Hollywood Unlocked Takes You Behind The Emmy Screening Of The Series ‘Underground’ [Video]


HU Exclusive: Hollywood Unlocked Takes You Behind The Emmy Screening Of The Series ‘Underground’ [Video]

Socialites, here’s a brief blast from the past, as we give you the keys to the Emmy screening of WGN’s hit series ‘Underground.

Underground,’ produced by WGN America, is a show about ‘The Underground Railroad,’ in Antebellum Georgia. It reveals how the country was on the brink of a Civil War. The series brings the audience through different struggles African-Americans endured in order to get freedom. It turns out to be more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their traumatic journey to freedom. The legendary Harriet Tubman is blazing the trail.

The event took place at the Landmark Theaters, at the Westside Pavilion right here in Los Angeles. In attendance, we had a few characters from the cast, which included Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Amirah Vann, Aisha Hinds, creators Misha Green and Joe Pakaski, and director Anthony Hemmingway.

In addition, the purpose of this screening was to debut the episode named ‘Minty’. It primarily focuses on the life of Harriet Tubman. Actress Aisha Hinds portrays this character in an amazing way. She gives a phenomenal and monumental speech about her life, her purpose, and the necessary fight for freedom. Tubman made a passionate plea to abolitionists to shift their thinking. She challenges them to take action against those whose mission is to oppress others.

Creators Misha and Joe expressed, “It is Harriet Tubman against the world, and Harriet wins. We’ve held her up so high, because she is so amazing. Aisha really humanizes her and hopefully the audience will be able to see a little bit of themselves, in her.”


Harriet Tubman’s character, Aisha Hinds, stated, “To be able to tell a story about someone who contributed so much to humanity and who we are, I feel like I am living in the fullness of my purpose.”

Underground’ is almost done with its second season, but you can watch the show online or Wednesdays on WGN at 10 p.m.

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