A new TV series called “Underground” premieres Wednesday night on WGN America.  It tells the story of a slave escape from a Macon, Georgia plantation in the late 1850s.

"We see enslaved Americans as people... We understand that they are human beings." - Actor Aldis Hodge about the portrayal of slaves in WGN's "Underground."

Actor Aldis Hodge of “Straight Outta Compton” stars in the series. We talk with him about how he prepared to take on the role.