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Summary Cora (Thuso Mbedu) and Caesar (Aaron Pierre) escape from a plantation and learn the Underground Railroad is an actual physical underground railway line. But a bounty hunter named Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton) is determined to bring Cora back in this Barry Jenkins adaptation of Colson Whitehead's novel of the same name.

The Underground Railroad
Season 1 Premiere: May 13, 2021
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
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92
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 137 User Ratings
7.7
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Summary Cora (Thuso Mbedu) and Caesar (Aaron Pierre) escape from a plantation and learn the Underground Railroad is an actual physical underground railway line. But a bounty hunter named Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton) is determined to bring Cora back in this Barry Jenkins adaptation of Colson Whitehead's novel of the same name.

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
92
97% Positive
36 Reviews
0% Mixed
0 Reviews
3% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
92
97% Positive
36 Reviews
0% Mixed
0 Reviews
3% Negative
1 Review

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 137 User Ratings
7.7
77% Positive
106 Ratings
4% Mixed
5 Ratings
19% Negative
26 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 137 User Ratings
7.7
77% Positive
106 Ratings
4% Mixed
5 Ratings
19% Negative
26 Ratings

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Production Company:
  • Amazon Studios
  • Big Indie Pictures
  • PASTEL
  • Plan B Entertainment
Initial Release Date: May 13, 2021
Number of seasons: 1 Season
Rating: TV-MA
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Online Film & Television Association
13 Nominations
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)
• 1 Win & 9 Nominations