“Moonlight” Director Takes On The Underground Railroad

by TV One Staff

March 29, 2017

After raking in the biggest award in film for Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins is on to the next one.

With his eyes now set on television, he plans to adapt Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel “The Underground Railroad”:

Although we’re not exactly sure we need to see another series on the Underground Railroad (though this one does seem to have some fantasy elements to it), we do expect that Jenkins will deliver his usual stunning cinematography, skilled casting, and unique subtlety to the smaller screen. Hmm, do we sense an Emmy for Jenkins in the near future?

The LA Times quotes Jenkins:

“‘The Underground Railroad’ is a massive job,he added. “Right now, I’m thinking I want to do that over six or seven hours, and that will take a lot of time and consideration because it absolutely has to be done the right way. It’s a landmark work.”

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