Oprah Winfrey shares her thoughts on The Underground Railroad series, praising Thuso Mbedu for her acting role, as well the director Barry Jenkins.
The Underground Railroad portrays the story of Cora, a slave, as she escapes a Georgia plantation in the deep south, boards a train and embarks on a harrowing trip as she seeks true freedom while being hunted by a notorious slave catcher.
Talk show legend Oprah watched the series, she congratulates both director and Thuso for producing best TV Show, on Amazon Prime Video.
“I have been watching @theugrailroadtv all week and I have to say it is essential watching, Oprah wrote on her Instagram.
“Director @bandrybarry takes the already extraordinary novel by Colson Whitehead and turns it into a multi-part series that will live in your spirit. And @thuso.mbedu gives the performance of a lifetime.
“Great things are coming for her and everyone will be saying her name after watching her as the superhero that is Cora.
“My only advice? Pace yourself through the 10 episodes. Pause. Go outside. Take a walk. Move around. Rock yourself like I do.
“Drink some wine like my daughter-girl Sade. Process it. But it’ll be so worth it. Every scene is searingly profound. #TheUndergroundRailroad is an offering to the world and it’s available now on @amazonprimevideo.”