See Savannah in ‘The Underground Railroad’ teaser

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – “The Underground Railroad” is slated to premiere May 14 on Prime Video, Amazon announced Thursday.

The limited series is based on Colson Whitehead’s novel of the same name, chronicling the life of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, and her bid for freedom.

Director Barry Jenkins, of the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight,” has released several clips of the series in recent months, but a new teaser showcases a familiar location — downtown Savannah.

Back in August 2019, roads were shut down for filming, and dirt was brought in to cover the paved streets.

And with a little movie editing magic, Savannah City Hall grew about seven stories.

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