Get ready for an escape drama like no other. Underground is set in the pre-Civil War South and follows a group of plantation slaves as they search for freedom, by any means necessary, with plantation owners closely following behind, and paying mercenaries for their return. The WGN America drama highlights the Underground Railroad, which consisted of a secret network of men and women who put their lives on the line to help slaves escape the South.

Underground debuts in early 2016 and stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Mykelti Williamson, Jussie Smollett, and many more. Musician John Legend is one of the show’s executive producers.