South African Actress Thuso Mbedu made the list of the Vogue UK’s 8 Sensational Rising Stars To Watch From The Biggest Releases On Netflix, Amazon Prime, & More.
This aroused excitements as she broke the news on Instagram with caption “things to look forward to #TheUndergroundRailroad“.
Thuso Mbedu was recognised for her lead role on Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime.
The Underground Railroad follows “Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. The Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a network of tracks and tunnels constructed in secret beneath the very Southern soil upon which they’ve been enslaved.“
The article read, “Based on the astonishing Pulitzer Prize-winning 2016 novel by Colson Whitehead, this TV adaptation by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is sure to be as haunting as the book. Set in the pre-civil war era of slavery, the period drama focuses on the story on Cora, a slave attempting to escape a horrific reality. Played by South African Mbedu, 28, who was nominated for an International Emmy in 2017 for her portrayal of Winnie in Is’thunzi, the series will follow Cora’s journey across 11 one-hour episodes. One of the most powerful books of our times directed by one of the best directors working today, The Underground Railroad is guaranteed to be a huge moment for Mbedu and the series’ other newcomers: Aaron Pierre and Chase W. Dillon. Originally slated for a 2019 release, hopes are high that this will be coming to Amazon Prime very soon.“
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