The Washington Post – When it premiered last year, the show immediately stood apart from other Hollywood slave narratives, which have too often overlooked the true heroes of the United States’ darkest legacy. “Underground” creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski built a story around those people — ordinary men and women who lived constantly in the shadow of horrific violence and death but summoned the courage to fight for their freedom.
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