WGN America has just dropped a teaser for Underground, its original scripted drama series about the Underground Railroad set to debut early next year.

Underground’s story is told through a group of plantation slaves who band together for the fight of their lives—for their families, their future and their individual freedom.‎ From creators and executive producers Misha Green (Sons Of Anarchy, Heroes) and Joe Pokaski (Daredevil, Heroes), and executive producer and Oscar winner John Legend, it follows the group of revolutionaries as they attempt the greatest escape in history despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, ‎Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, ‎Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, ‎Amirah Vann, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, Reed Diamond, Theodus Crane, Renwick Scott and Jussie Smollett star. Underground is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios.

Check out the clip above.