South African actress, Thuso Mbedu is excited to have made it to Vogue UK 8 sensational rising star’s list.
Taking to Instagram, the star shared the news and captioned it with; “things to look forward to #TheUndergroundRailroad”
The publication reports that; Based on the astonishing Pulitzer Prize-winning 2016 novel by Colson Whitehead, this TV adaptation by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is sure to be as haunting as the book.
Set in the pre-civil war era of slavery, the period drama focuses on the story of Cora, a slave attempting to escape a horrific reality.
The series will follow Cora’s journey across 11 one-hour episodes.
According to the magazine, the series is guaranteed to be a huge moment for Thuso, who was nominated for an International Emmy in 2017 for her portrayal of Winnie in Is’thunzi.
It was originally set for release last year, but it is expected to air on Amazon Prime soon.