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dotsWGN America’s “Underground” World Premiere

Published on March 3, 2016 by Sonya's Spotlight
Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Angela Bassett

WGN America hosted the world premiere of its highly anticipated escape thriller, “Underground” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, March 2. The red carpet event included a screening at The Theatre, which was immediately followed by an after-party with the cast, crew and VIP attendees on the hotel’s upstairs rooftop lounge. “Underground” premieres on Wednesday, March 9 at 10pm ET/PT on WGN America. The provocative and compelling series focuses on a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives – for their families, their future and their freedom.

Cast members in attendance included Jurnee Smollett-Bell; Aldis Hodge; Christopher Meloni; Alano Miller; Jessica de Gouw; Marc Blucas; Theodus Crane; Christopher Backus; Andrea Frankle; James Lafferty; PJ Marshall; Toby Nichols; Adina Porter; Renwick Scott; Maceo Smedley; Mykelti Williamson; Amirah Vann; Johnny Ray Gill; Reed Diamond; Darielle Stewart and more.

Producers in attendance included Academy Award-winner/Executive Producer John Legend; Executive Producer/Creator Misha Green; Executive Producer/Creator Joe Pokaski; Academy Award-winning writer/Executive Producer Akiva Goldsman; Executive Producers Tory Tunnell, Joby Harold, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius; Executive Producer/Director Anthony Hemingway and Composers Raphael Saadiq and Laura Karpman. Executives in attendance included Matt Cherniss (President/GM, WGN America and Tribune Studios); Steve Mosko (Chairman, Sony Pictures Television); Zack Van Amburg (President, U.S. Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television), and Jamie Erlicht (President, U.S. Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television).

Celebrity guests included Angela Bassett (American Horror Story); Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl); Sterling K. Brown (American Crime Story); Neil Brown Jr. (Straight Outta Compton); Vanesa Bell Calloway (Actress); Tommy Davidson (Black Dynamite); Megalyn E.K. (Spyder Games); Michael Ealy (Secrets and Lies); Tory Kittles (Actor); Jazsmin Lewis (Actress); Omar Miller (Ballers); Pat Monahan (Recording Artist); Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom); Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Stitchers, NCIS); Amber Riley (Glee); Craig Robinson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine); Mira Sorvino (Actress); Regina Taylor (Dig, The Unit), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story); Lena Waithe (Master of None), and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy).

PHOTOS (Credit: Getty Images for WGN America)

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Aldis Hodge

 

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Zack Van Amburg, Matt Cherniss, John Legend, Jamie Erlicht and Steve Mosko

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Aldis Hodge and Christopher Meloni

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Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and John Legend

 

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