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 Watch a brand new teaser for Moonlight director’s new TV sequence The Underground Railroad
August 10, 2022

Watch a brand new teaser for Moonlight director’s new TV sequence The Underground Railroad

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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ new Amazon sequence The Underground Railroad already seems like must-see tv.

The Oscar-winner has been dropping first seems and teasers of the alternate historical past sequence over the previous couple of months, and the newest one is definitely beautiful to look at.

Within the clip, we see various figures as occasions play out in reverse, all accompanied by a mesmerising rating.

“They are saying historical past is written by the victors, so… let’s run it again,” Jenkins tweeted as he shared the trailer.

The sequence, based mostly on the Colston Whitehead novel, is about in alternate America the place a community of underground routes, secure homes and abolitionists (known as the Underground Railroad) helped slaves escape to freedom is an precise railroad.

Opening-up about making the present, Jenkins informed IndieWire: “There are individuals saying ‘Oh, there’s one other mission about slavery’, however I feel whenever you say that, we type of cut back the humanity of the individuals who had been enslaved, and we assume that the situation of slavery decreased these individuals to 1 expertise.

“And but once I learn this ebook, the primary dialog I had with Colson, I mentioned, ‘I do not need to do that as a function. It must be a ten hour or 12 hour sequence, as a result of the breadth of experiential masking right here, it sort of unpacks the reductive feeling we get once we say, ‘Oh, it is one other story about slavery. I do know precisely what that is going to be’.

“On this case, it is a story about Cora. We do not know precisely what that is going to be as a result of you have not met this lady earlier than.”

The Underground Railroad will star Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, Joel Edgerton, Damon Herriman and William Jackson Harper.

The Underground Railroad will stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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