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Barry Jenkins’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ in the Works at Amazon
By JEREMY EGNERMARCH 27, 2017

Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of “Moonlight,” named best picture at last month’s Academy Awards, is teaming again with that film’s producers for a new television series for Amazon.

“The Underground Railroad” will be an adaptation of the acclaimed Colson Whitehead novel of the same title, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for fiction. As with “Moonlight,” adapted from an original script by the playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, Mr. Jenkins will write and direct the limited series, which will be executive produced by Pastel, a company co-founded by Mr. Jenkins, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

The project has been in the works for months but Amazon announced on Monday that it had signed on to develop the series.

“Preserving the sweep and grandeur of a story like this requires bold, innovative thinking,” Mr. Jenkins said in a statement. “In Amazon we’ve found a partner whose reverence for storytelling and freeness of form is wholly in line with our vision.”

Mr. Whitehead’s novel combines historical sweep with surreal details, tracking a young slave who escapes from bondage via an actual railroad. It was a best seller and was one of the most celebrated books of 2016.

The underground railroad already figures in one series: “Underground,” a generally well-received drama for WGN America that began its second season this month.

It is unclear when “The Underground Railroad” would debut on Amazon or how many episodes it would include. The series has not officially been given the green light, though the high-profile nature of the title and figures involved make that seem likely. If it is approved, the show would skip Amazon’s usual pilot process and go straight to series.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/arts/television/barry-jenkins-underground-railroad-colson-whitehead-amazon.html?hpw&rref=television&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region®ion=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well


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Oh. Wow. Another Slave Narrative. Joy. nm
Mar 29th 2017
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White folk green light slave movies with the quickness
Mar 29th 2017
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Reviews are good.
May 09th 2021
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Looking forward to this.
May 10th 2021
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Might be the most beautifully shot show I've ever seen
May 15th 2021
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Soooo, was anyone else surprised by the...
May 18th 2021
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But it is like that in the book too, right?
May 18th 2021
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      I have not read the book.
May 18th 2021
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This was absolutely incredible. Holy sh**
May 18th 2021
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DVS
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1. "Oh. Wow. Another Slave Narrative. Joy. nm"
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2. "White folk green light slave movies with the quickness"
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Backbone
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I really liked the book, didn't even realize this series was in development.

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Mainly because of Jenkins.

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5. "Might be the most beautifully shot show I've ever seen"
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Didn't read the book so after the first episode, I'm very curious to see where they take this. A lot of horrific stuff in the first hour, though.

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LeroyBumpkin
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6. "Soooo, was anyone else surprised by the..."
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**EPISODE ONE SPOILER **











...the actual underground train?
I was like..."Are those train tracks?
Oh, there's gonna be a train?"

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8. "But it is like that in the book too, right?"
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LeroyBumpkin
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9. "I have not read the book."
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I'm walking in knowing nothing.
So is this on par with the book?

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Bambino Grande
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Everything about this is impressive, the way its shot, the acting, the pacing, flawless


  

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