Posted on 05/14/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

After months of tease and trailer releases, it’s the actual premiere day for the TV version of The Underground Railroad.

Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Between Whitehead’s reputation and that of the show director — Oscar winner Barry Jenkins — anticipation and expectations are both high for the series.

As much as viewers and readers may have wanted to see the show, though, their wait is nothing compared to Jenkins’s. (Sort of.)

Reporter Hunter Harris, who interviewed both Jenkins and Whitehead, reveals that Jenkins has sought to adapt a Whitehead novel since the mid-2000s.

And as soon as Whitehead saw Jenkins’s movie Moonlight, he was receptive to a partnership.

Read what the pair had to say about each man’s process of bringing The Underground Railroad to life in Town & Country.

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