Oh no! Say it ain’t so! After only two seasons, WGN has canceled the “Underground” series. Executive produced by John Legend, the show chronicled the lives of runaway slaves. It was a creative, trailblazing, gutsy and much needed series.
Peter Kern, the new CEO of Tribune Media–the parent company of WGN network–had this to say:
Despite ‘Underground’ being a terrific and important series, it no longer fits with our new direction and we have reached the difficult decision not to renew it for a third season. We are tremendously proud of this landmark series that captured the zeitgeist and made an impact on television in a way never before seen on the medium.
Another network needs to pick up the series pronto! BET. TV One. Don’t let this series die.