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'Underground' cast talks filming in Savannah, shares what fans can expect from season 2 [video]

The cast of WGN's Underground visited the Four Seasons Hotel last night to talk about the show's upcoming season ahead of the March 8 premiere.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Amirah Vann and Aisha Hinds were in Atlanta to participate in SCAD's aTVfest, but they are not strangers to Georgia.

"Underground" follows slaves as they attempt to escape a fictional Georgia plantation. The first season was filmed in Baton Rouge, but the cast relocated to Savannah for season two.

"Underground" actors sat down with actor and director D.W. Moffett to answer questions about working in Savannah and what fans can expect from season two. The cast also teased singer John Legend's growing role in the series. Legend serves as an executive producer for the show, but he appears onscreen as Fredrick Douglass during season two.

SCAD's aTVfest is a three-day festival (Feb. 2-4) about television and media production. The festival includes panels, workshops and screenings.

Read more about upcoming screenings of shows such as ABC's "Scandal" and FOX's "Star," as well as ticket information at

Watch the Facebook Live with the "Underground" cast below:

*The AJC apologizes for the audio issues we experienced during the first portion of this live stream.


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