“The Underground Railroad” is s fictional story of people attempting an escape from slavery in the southern United States in the 1800s utilising a key plot element that employs the literary style of magic realism. In reality, “The Underground Railroad” was a network of abolitionists, hidden routes, and safe houses that helped enslaved African-Americans escape to freedom in the early to mid-1800s. In the novel and the series, it is an actual railroad complete with engineers, conductors, tracks, and tunnels. Cora, an enslaved woman from Georgia, joins newcomer Caesar to ride the subterranean train to freedom.
The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on May 14, 2021.
The Underground Railroad Season 2 won’t come in 2021. There simply isn’t enough time to get through all the stages of production now. Even if the show was renewed straight after the release of the first season, there wouldn’t be enough time to bring a second season before the year is finished. Amazon doesn’t release two seasons of the same show within one calendar year. The earliest we’d get it now is summer 2022, but it doesn’t look like there are plans to change this show from being a limited series.