Watch: Underground (Season 1, Episode 1 - The Macon 7)
The Plot: With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground follows the story of American heroes and their moving journey to freedom.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Stars: Jurnee Smollett, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw
Director: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
In 1857, a group of slaves on a Georgia plantation make the dangerous decision to journey 600 miles north for the promise of freedom. A plantation dance becomes the perfect distraction for a heist while John and Elizabeth step into a strange new world. The timetable for escape is agreed upon and Rosalee is tasked with the most important part of the plan. A notorious slave hunter tracks the runners as John and Elizabeth face a lethal predicament. There's a $1000 bounty on all of the heads of the seven runaways, and August and his son are hot on their trail. The seven look to reach the train heading north. Pearly Mae is punished and Tom want information from her. The runners steal a floating barge and ride up river. August's chase takes him into Indian territory. Hawkes finds himself working with a posse to catch runaways within the area. The runners take shelter in Indian territory. James is put to work in the cotton field. Elizabeth discovers Boo alone after she was separated from her father. August learns his wife broke out of the Asylum. Rosalee and Cato pose as free folks to get medicine after Noah got shot, while still being hunted by August and Jeremiah's posse. Sam is recaptured and returned to the plantation. Macon looks to rally his supporters. Rosalee is captured and held at the smokehouse, prompting Noah and Cato to rescue her. John learns of Elizabeth's reckless actions involving Kyle. Everyone must pay for their sins when the day of reckoning arrives. The remaining members of the Macon 7 have made it North, but they've learned that freedom is not as simple as crossing a line. As Elizabeth struggles to regain her bearings following her husband's murder, Noah is being taken to his new owner as Rosalee and a group of runaways try to stay one step ahead of Patty Cannon Patty Cannon continues her relentless pursuit of a wounded and pregnant Rosalee. Ernestine loses her will to carry on over past sins. Cato and Noah must face the choices they've made to get where they are. Ernestine teaches a young woman how to please her master. Rosalee and Noah are reunited. Patty Cannon recruits August and goes after Cato. Elizabeth's anti-slave campaign faces backlash from opponents. Harriet Tubman reflects on a life with conviction, compassion and courage. Rosalee and Noah learn that family betrayal cuts the deepest. Noah struggles to devise a new plan; Ernestine forms an unlikely bond. Noah struggles with his new reality; Elizabeth lets fear take control. The road to freedom is paved in blood.