‘Underground’s infamous character, Cato, returns in ‘Nok Aaut’

“Underground’ will air Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

CatosBackFans of Cato (Alano Miller), the most charismatic of the Macon 7, will be delighted to learn their favorite character  is back and ready for vengeance  in an all new episode of “Underground.” Some viewers consider him to be the villain, but it’s hard to tell whose side Cato is on in WGN America’s series about a group of slaves who escape from a Georgia plantation.

Cato returns in “Nok Aaut,” written by Nadria Tucker and Tiffany Greshler, and directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Queen Sugar,” “Shadowhunters”), and features him and his recently acquired affluence, as he boasts to his captive Noah (Aldis Hodge) of his time in Europe. Following Rosalee’s (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) harrowing struggle for survival, she is cared for by Elizabeth (Jessica de Gouw) when her shocking secret is revealed. Meanwhile, things go awry when Georgia (Jasika Nicole) and Elizabeth oppose slavery at a rally.

“Cato goes into some darker, darker areas that — if you thought Season 1 was dark, well, get ready,” says Miller. “We last left him off with money, and so you add money with the man you knew, and that’s a whole ‘nother beast.”

“Underground” executive producer John Legend’s original song “In America,” written by Legend and Dave Tozer and featured in the second season premiere of“Underground,” is now available for sale and stream.  Legend describes “In America” as “a song I was writing while thinking about the duality of America, where it’s known to be this place of freedom, equality and where anyone can make it.”  He continues, “The song points out the tension between the promise of America, the ideals of America, and sometimes us not living up to those ideals in practice.”

“Underground’ will air Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

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