“Fargo” Season 2 star Bokeem Woodbine has been cast in a recurring guest star role on WGN America’s “Underground,” TheWrap has learned.
Woodbine will play Daniel, a skilled stonemason who has decided to take freedom into his own hands. In addition to his recent role on “Fargo,” Woodbine will play the villain Shocker in the upcoming Marvel film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
The 10-episode second season of the Underground Railroad drama follows our heroes in a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice.
Aisha Hinds will also join the series in the recurring role of legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Oscar winner and series executive producer John Legend will guest star as escaped slave Frederick Douglass.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller and Jessica de Gouw will all reprise their Season 1 roles. Marc Blucas will guest star as John Hawkes. In addition, Amirah Vann, whose plays slave matriarch Ernestine, will be a series regular in Season 2. She had a recurring role in Season 1, where her character’s fate at the auction block left viewers in suspense.
From Sony Pictures Television, the series was created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, who serve as executive producers alongside Emmy-nominated director Anthony Hemingway; Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures; Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse Pictures; Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius of Get Lifted Film Co; and Mark Taylor.
“Underground” Season 2 will premiere March 8 on WGN America.