"Freedom Run" (TV miniseries) on NBC is an epic eight-hour adaptation of Pulitzer Prize finalist Betty DeRamus' acclaimed book "Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad," which tells both heartbreaking and uplifting stories during one of America's most tumultuous periods The miniseries focuses on three specific epic journeys and love stories, each based on actual people.

The book depicts one of the greatest mass escapes in recorded history through a collection of gritty, largely untold true love stories about ordinary men and women, slave and free, black and white, who risked everything to be together, fighting for love in a time of hate. Their astounding escapes simultaneously contributed to, characterized and helped create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad, a heroic rebellion of epic proportions.

DeRamus' exhaustive research is based on a myriad of previously untapped sources, including anecdotes from descendants of runaway slave couples, unpublished memoirs, court records and civil war records.

Iconic musician Stevie Wonder, who has won 25 Grammy Awards, serves as executive producer, alongside Tara Smith and Brian LaRoda and writers B. Swibel, Adam Westbrook and Charles Randolph-Wright.


FACTS

Network: NBC
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: 2016




NBC Takes a Journey for 'Freedom Run' — The new eight-hour epic miniseries is based upon Pulitzer Prize finalist Betty DeRamus' acclaimed book "Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad." Read more...





 
 
 
 
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