As part of its celebration of Black History Month, the White House will screen the upcoming WGN America series Underground this evening, according to Deadline. President Obama and First Lady Michelle are “very likely” to be in attendance.
The screening will be prefaced by a panel featuring the cast of and creative team behind Underground and will include executive producer John Legend, series creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw and Amirah Vann, among others. You can watch the panel live on the White House’s website starting at 5:30 p.m. EST.
Underground premieres on WGN America on Mar. 9. Meanwhile, check out our feature from January’s Paste Monthly on how Underground and Birth of a Nation will redefine the slave narrative.