Thuso Mbedu. Picture: Supplied
Thuso Mbedu. Picture: Supplied

Somizi congratulates Thuso Mbedu after 'Underground Railroad' trailer drops

By Alyssia Birjalal Time of article published Feb 26, 2021

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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”.

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.

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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