Stevie Wonder to Develop Underground Railroad Musical With NBC


Get ready for some really fun Tony Awards at a future unknown date: NBC has announced they’re working with Stevie Wonder on Freedom Run, a miniseries and Broadway musical about the Underground Railroad.

The miniseries is slated to run for eight hours and will be based on the book Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad, by Betty DeRamus, telling the story of the secret 19th-century network that helped fugitive slaves flee to Canada or northern states.

Wonder will be the executive producer on Freedom Run, and though it’s very early in development, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says it’s his hope that Wonder will also write the music for the production.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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