Jenkins directed all nine episodes of the upcoming Amazon Prime limited series.
A 60-second teaser trailer for Barry Jenkins’ series “The Underground Railroad” has debuted, bringing with it a powerful first listen of Nicholas Britell’s latest original score. Britell contributed the original music for Jenkins’ feature films “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” plus the Emmy-winning original score for HBO’s “Succession.” Now Britell reunites with Jenkins for what sounds like his most rousing original score to date. It’s impossible for the music featured in this brief “Underground Railroad” teaser to not stir the soul.
“The Underground Railroad” is Jenkins and AmazonPrime Video’s upcoming adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Whitehead serves as an executive producer, with Jenkins directing all nine episodes of the limited series. Cast members include Thuso Mbedu as Cora, Chase W. Dillon as Homer, and Joel Edgerton as Ridgeway. Oscar-winning Plan B producers Adele Romanski …