WGN America

Viewers have spoken, and the ratings prove that people have thoroughly enjoyed WGN America’s Underground series. The slave drama series has become the network’s highest-rated scripted show ever and has been renewed for a second season.

“With enormous pride, we are announcing a second season of Underground, a series that has resonated with so many passionate fans across the country,” said Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios. “We are deeply proud of the work that the talented cast, crew and production team have done to bring this story to life, led by our gifted creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and our partners at Sony Pictures Television. It is an honor to have Underground on our air, and we look forward to how the story will unfold in what is sure to be a stellar sophomore season.”

The series boasts a powerful storyline but also provides an overall riveting viewing experience, with contributions from John Legend as executive producer and music from artists like Kanye West.

“Underground isn’t just a television show. It’s a movement. It is storytelling at its finest, and the brilliant work that Misha, Joe and our cast have done to infuse Underground with the kind of passion that’s made it part of the zeitgeist is incredible,” Legend said. “This show does so much more than entertain; it inspires us to reflect on our past and learn from those mistakes to make a brighter future for our children.”

The season finale of Underground airs May 10.