Slave drama ‘Underground’ snares John Legend to handle music

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America says Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and soundtrack for “Underground.” The drama is in production in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It stars Aldis Hodge as the organizer of an escape effort by plantation slaves. Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Christopher Meloni co-star. WGN America told a Television Critics Association meeting Wednesday that Legend’s company will also serve as an executive producer for the…

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