Actor James Lafferty is with us he's co-starring in a new movie and a TV drama.
The TV show is called "Underground" about slavery and the underground railroad.
From creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and executive producer and Academy Award®-winner John Legend, the 10-episode, hour-long program tells the unflinching story of a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives – for their families, their future and their freedom. In all-new episode of "Underground," "War Chest," airing WEDNESDAY, March 16 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT), a plantation dance becomes the perfect distraction for a heist while John and Elizabeth step into a strange new world.
“Underground” has fast amassed a passionate fan base, and trended on Twitter in its premiere night as the second highest trending topic of the night, only after the Democratic debate. The series was recently honored at the White House with a screening and panel discussion as part of the Office of Public Engagement's Black History Month program. Additionally, "Underground" has been screened at a number of revered institutions, universities and events, including National Civil Rights Museum, 2016 Sundance Film Festival, NAACP, Schomburg Center, DuSable Museum of African American History, Howard University, New York Comic-Con, and more.
The celebrated cast of “Underground” includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights”), Aldis Hodge (“Straight Outta Compton”), Christopher Meloni (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), Alano Miller (“Jane The Virgin”), Jessica de Gouw (“Arrow,” “Dracula”), Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Adina Porter (“The 100”), Mykelti Williamson (“Justified,” “24”), Amirah Vann (“Girls,” “And So It Goes”), Johnny Ray Gill (“Rectify”), Chris Chalk (“Gotham”), Reed Diamond (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Theodus Crane (“The Walking Dead”), James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”), Renwick Scott (“Treme”) and Jussie Smollett (“Empire”).
A riches-to-rags tale, Waffle Street, adapted from James Adams’ 2010 memoir, follows a wealthy hedge-fund financier’s fall and the journey that leads him to working at the local 24-hour Papa’s Chicken and Waffles diner. Offering a fresh take on the fallout of corporate greed, Waffle Street finds redemption for Adams in the humblest of places, and an unlikely friendship under the tutelage of Edward (Danny Glover), the best short-order cook in town. Lafferty and Glover star alongside Julie Gonzalo in this light-hearted true story about finding yourself after getting a bit lost. This inspirational drama also affirms the importance and wisdom of the small businesses that make up America.