Good news for those of you who don't like your granddaddy's slavery dramas. WGN America has renewed its new hit Underground for a second season. The network didn't announce an episode count or a premiere date, but if things stay consistent with Season 1, expect 10 episodes in March of 2017.
Underground is a refreshing look at a dark time in United States history, examining slavery in the country before the Civil War and spicing it up with Prison Break-style capers rather than stoic history lessons. It's coming off its best episode of the season, "Cradle," in which it examined the subject of slavery through the eyes of children. But it's been a solid ride from its impressive debut, and isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
The series was created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and stars Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Christopher Meloni. I know it's early, but it's got a good shot at being named the Best New Series of 2016 when the end of year awards come around.
Underground airs Wednesdays at 10pm on WGN America. Are you watching?