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[11/01/18 - 09:30 AM]
Amazon Studios Signs First Look Television Deal with Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins' Pastel
Jenkins is slated to direct the entire limited series for Amazon Studios of the upcoming highly anticipated "The Underground Railroad," based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel.

[06/05/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 5
Updates include: Zendaya to lead HBO's "Euphoria"; Amazon gives green light to Barry Jenkins-helmed "The Underground Railroad"; and Keiynan Lonsdale to exit "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" as series regular.

[03/27/17 - 09:01 AM]
Amazon to Develop One-Hour Original Limited Drama, "The Underground Railroad," Written and Directed by Barry Jenkins, Oscar Winner for Moonlight
An Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection, #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, "The Underground Railroad" chronicles young Cora's journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.







UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/27/17 - 11/1/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
11 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, March 2017) Amazon is currently developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama, The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead's National Book Award winning novel. Set to write and direct is Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), with the series slated to be executive produced by Pastel (Moonlight) and Brad Pitt's Plan B (Moonlight, 12 Years a Slave). Published by Doubleday, The Underground Railroad has sold over 825,000 copies in the United States across all formats. An Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection, #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, The Underground Railroad chronicles young Cora's journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barry Jenkins as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Colson Whitehead as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Pastel
· Plan B Entertainment