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

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