Barry Jenkins, who directed “Moonlight,” has a new project: The limited series “The Underground Railroad,” adapted from Colson Whitehead’s novel about two escaped slaves. It’s a story filled with magical realism: The Underground Railroad is an actual subterranean train network.
KPCC’s John Horn sat down with Jenkins outside at his house in Los Angeles to talk about negotiating stories of Black pain and the process of adapting novels for the screen. The new limited series is available on Amazon Prime Video.
With guest host John Horn
Barry Jenkins, director of “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” he directs the new limited series “The Underground Railroad”