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Somizi congratulates Thuso Mbedu after 'Underground Railroad' trailer drops

Thuso Mbedu. Picture: Supplied

Thuso Mbedu. Picture: Supplied

Published Feb 26, 2021


The much anticipated trailer for “The Underground Railroad” dropped and from the looks of it, the series is going to be riveting.

Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung took to Twitter to congratulate Thuso Mbedu and Nomzamo Mbatha, who is also starring in a US production, “Coming 2 America”.

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He said: “Nomzamo Mbatha ... Thuso Mbedu ... I am super proud of u African Princesses ... fly fly fly”.

Award-winning actress Mbedu, who plays the lead in the US series, shared the trailer on her social media pages with the caption: “History is made by those who dare to try!

“You have asked and now consider yourself answered: #TheUndergroundRailroad arrives on Amazon Prime Video MAY 14!!!!

“For more info go to @theugrailroadtv. Ndi cela nibe ready ngama subscriptions come May. Please and thank you in advance😝🤗”.

The long-awaited 10-part series will be made available on Amazon Prime from May 14, with the local beauty starring as Cora Randall, a young woman chasing freedom in the antebellum South on the near-mythical “Underground Railroad”.

On her journey, she discovers actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. As she travels from state to state, Cora is relentlessly pursued by a bounty hunter, played by Joel Edgerton, who was never able to capture her mother when she left Cora behind years earlier.

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The series is an adaptation by Barry Jenkins from the book of the same name. The show also stars actors Chase W Dillon, Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter de Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus “MJ” Gladney jr, Will Poulter and Peter Mullan.

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