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John Legend urges fans to seek new home for his TV show Underground

John Legend has called on fans of his show Underground to suggest a new network to pick it up after the series was cancelled.
The 38-year-old singer served as an executive producer and also appeared in the second season as abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the period drama, which starred Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Christopher Meloni and Aldis Hodge and followed a group of men and women attempting to escape the horrors of slavery.
After the news broke that executives at U.S. channel WGN America had cancelled the critically acclaimed series created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, John took to social media on Tuesday (30May17) to mobilise fans to continue to show their support for the drama, which premiered in 2016.
“Content wins,” he tweeted. “We’re not reliant on a particular network to make great content. We’re so proud of our show and the audience that supported!
“Feel free to drop some hints to the networks/streaming services you want to pick up #Underground,” he continued. “Show them who will be watching!”
Legend also served as music supervisor for the show, which was screened at the White House for the Obamas, and featured the music of Beyonce, Kanye West and Flowdan from British grime crew Roll Deep.
Underground star Aldis Hodge also appealed to fans of the period drama to reach out to networks via social media.
“I understand that this is tough news for a lot of people to hear and I know many people have personally expressed their anger,” he said. “But I encourage you to repurpose your anger in a positive way by sharing your passion for this show by reaching out to the network you would like to see us on.”
Jurnee took a similar tactic and told fans on Instagram, “If you want a season 3, feel free to let the world know…”

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