The Moonlight Team Is Adapting Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad Into a Limited Series

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We already know Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad is the fall’s most buzzworthy book, but now the novel is getting an even-buzzier small-screen treatment. Moonlight writer and director Barry Jenkins, along with producers Plan B and Adele Romanski who are absolutely dominating the festival circuit right now with their intimate drama are set to adapt Underground Railroad for a limited series with “a new take.” The historical, mythical novel chronicles the journey of a female slave, Cora, who attempts to escape her cruel plantation in Georgia for a better life. No network or cast is yet to be attached to the project, though Deadline reports it’s “about to hit” the television marketplace. We can’t wait.

Underground Railroad to Become Limited Series