2017 Sundance: Blackhouse Foundation and WGN Hosts 'Underground' Panel

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‘Underground’ executive producer and Academy Award winner John Legend attended the 2017 Sundance Festival. Moreover, he was joined by series’ stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Rosalee”) and Aldis Hodge (“Noah”). Also, series’ co-creator and executive producer Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Heroes”) and executive producer, director and Emmy Award winner Anthony Hemingway (“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “Treme”). Furthermore, all came for a creative discussion at The Blackhouse Foundation at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21.

2017 Sundance: Blackhouse Foundation and WGN Hosts ‘Underground’ Panel

The 2017 Sundance discussion focused on the production and themes of the highly anticipated second season of WGN America’s hit series “Underground.” Presently, episodes include Legend’s guest-starring role as Frederick Douglass. Consequently, the “Clips and Conversation” event also included several exclusive clips from “Underground” season two.





Nevertheless, this was the second year The Blackhouse Foundation and WGN America have partnered. They come together to bring Blackhouse guests an intimate opportunity to engage the cast and respectful creative team. This year attendees gabbed about the highly anticipated Underground Railroad thriller.

Blackhouse Foundation Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder Brickson Diamond is proud to be spearheading such a crucial event. He says,

“We’re thrilled we were once again able to work with WGN America to create such a special space for Blackhouse friends and family to engage with the ‘Underground’ team. These are the sorts of experiences that make Sundance so special.”

We completely agree! The Blackhouse Foundation and WGN partnership is one of the keys to shining more light on black Tinseltown. We hope to see more of these happenings in the future. Nonetheless, ready for some Frederick Douglas? The second season of “Underground” premieres Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on WGN America.

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