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).
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