underground railroad

*A new drama series about the Underground Railroad is coming to WGN America.

From Sony TV’s and executive producer Akiva Goldsman, “Underground” follows the slaves who set foot on the Underground Railroad, the secret network of men and women who risked their lives aiding them, and the mercenaries tasked with hunting them down at any cost.

The project is created and written by Misha Green (“Sons Of Anarchy”) and Joe Pokaski (“Heroes”) who serve as executive producers with Oscar winner Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”) from Weed Road Pictures, along with Tory Tunnell (“King Arthur”) and Joby Harold (“King Arthur”) from Safehouse Pictures.

The project has been authorized to start pre-production and set up a writers room with an eye toward a straight-to-series order, reports Deadline.com.

“Underground” is set to premiere in 2015.