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Barry Jenkins To Adapt 'The Underground Railroad’ As A Series

Barry Jenkins To Adapt Colson Whitehead's Best-Selling Novel 'The Underground Railroad’ As A Limited Series

‘Underground Railroad’ As Limited Series

Photo of Barry Jenkins courtesy of Instagram.

What’s next? That’s the question on everyone’s mind after director Barry Jenkins won a Best Picture Oscar for his masterpiece, Moonlight.   

It turns out the director is going to be a very busy man. Jenkins is teaming up with Plan B, the production company behind Moonlight, to adapt Colson Whitehead’s brilliant 2016 novel, The Underground Railroad. The adaptation will be a limited series. Details are still sparse, but we would imagine Netflix or Amazon are going to battle it out for the rights. 

The Underground Railroad is a book in which the underground railroad functions as an actual train and railroad route. The book became an instant best-seller after President Oprah Winfrey added the novel to her book club.

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but this is going to be great.


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