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Barry Jenkins’ ‘The Underground Railroad’ Adaptation At Amazon Sets Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre And Chase W. Dillon In Lead Roles

Barry Jenkins’ ‘The Underground Railroad’ Adaptation At Amazon Sets Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre And Chase W. Dillon In Lead Roles

The cast of Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s bestselling novel The Underground Railroad is starting to come together. Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre and Chase W. Dillon have been set to play Cora, Caesar and Homer respectively in the forthcoming Amazon series.

A native of South Africa, Mbedu has starred in shows including Liberty, Shuga as well as Is’thunzi for which she received two International Emmy Award nominations. She is repped by ICM and Creative Partners Group.

Pierre recently starred in another Amazon series, Brittania and appeared in the ITV miniseries Prime Suspect 1973. He can be seen in the upcoming second season of David S. Goyer’s Krypton on Syfy. He is repped by Hamilton Hodell in the UK and Anonymous Content in the Us.

Dillon has a recurring role on First Wives Clubs on Bet and has been cast in the role of Young Igwe in Little America at Apple.

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