Oprah Says OWN Can’t Afford To Pick Up “Underground”
As previously reported the show starring Jurnee Smollet and Aldis Hodge about the Underground Railroad was unceremoniously canceled after the network decided to “go in a different direction.”
Now a #SaveUnderground hashtag has taken off on social media from fans desperate to see the show brought back to TV.
According to Oprah, however, while she’d like to see it return, it will NOT be on her OWN network.
Oprah recently talked with reporter Soraya McDonald of TheUndefeated and candidly told her that the show’s just too expensive.
“I can’t afford Underground,” said Oprah. “It’s like $5 million an episode—can’t afford it. It’s not cheap.”
This comes after BET also passed on picking it up because they “couldn’t work out a deal.”
“I was… I am very interested… we had conversations before it was announced that WGN was canceling it… We couldn’t work out a deal…,” said Debra Lee, Chairman & CEO of BET Networks according to EBONY.
Fans are still hopeful that the show could up on Netflix.
Do YOU think “Underground” will find a new home???