After just two seasons, “Underground” is saying goodbye.
On Tuesday evening, May 30, series star Aldis Hodge (Noah), announced the shocking news with a heartfelt “thank you and farewell” via Instagram.
“After two seasons, it’s time for #UndergroundWGN to say goodbye. Unfortunately we will not be coming back for a 3rd season on #WGNAmerica. I understand that this is tough news for a lot of people to hear and I know many have personally expressed their anger. But I encourage you to repurpose your anger in a positive way by sharing your passion for this show by reaching out to the network you would like to see us on. Thank you all so much for being so supportive over these two seasons. It’s been a fantastic ride and I can’t thank you enough for all of the love,” wrote Hodge alongside a photo collage featuring the cast.
— Underground (@UndergroundWGN) May 30, 2017
Meanwhile, the official show account made the news official, also sharing a collage, while writing, “After two seasons, it’s time to say goodbye to #UndergroundWGN. We hope you keep the spirit inspired by these characters & stories alive!”
Also taking to social media, John Legend, who serves as an executive producer on the Civil War drama detailing the trials and tribulations of life on the Underground Railroad, broke his silence by revealing that the cancellation comes on the heels of WGN America being “bought” and “headed in a different direction.”
Fortunately for fans, Legend’s message ended on a victorious note, pushing fans to “#RenewUnderground” and “drop some hints to the networks/streaming services you want to pick up #Underground. Show them who will be watching!”
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 30, 2017
He wrote: “Content wins. We’re not reliant on a particular network to make great content. We’re so proud of our show and the audience that supported!” Continuing he cautioned viewers to, “be wary of Sinclair though. They’re trying to make local stations mini Fox Newses, but more to the right.”
Needless to say, it appears that Legend and the crew are not giving up on their small screen baby just yet. What are your thoughts on the surprising cancellation? Sound off in the comment section below.