[Recap] White House Hosts Panels and Screening Event for ‘Underground’ TV series

White House Office of Public Engagement hosts show's cast and creative team for Black History Month celebration

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Image File: WGN America

As Black History Month comes to a close, the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a panel and screening event for WGN America’s Underground, the upcoming original series, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, set to premiere Wednesday, March 9 on WGN America.

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The Black History Month event titled “These Hallowed Grounds and Underground Screening” was attended by Senior Administration Officials including Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States of America, as well as the cast and creative team from WGN America’s Underground. Executive producers John Legend and Akiva Goldsman, creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway, and cast members, including Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, and Amirah Vann, along with president and general manager, WGN America/ Tribune Studios, Matt Cherniss, participated in two panel discussions.

Here’s a photo recap:

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Creators, writers and executive producers Joe Pokaski and Misha Green appear at a screening and panel discussion of WGN America's "Underground" at The White House on February 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for WGN America) *** Local Caption *** Joe Pokaski; Misha Green

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<> at The White House on February 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Image File: WGN America

Watch the Underground full-length trailer here.

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