Thuso Mbedu Bags Leading Role In Hollywood Series

International Emmy-nominated actress, Thuso Mbedu, is the latest local star to break into Hollywood. Mbedu has officially been cast as Cora, the main character of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Underground Railroad.”

The series, which tells the story of three slaves who seek freedom from Southern plantations via the Underground Railroad, will premiere on Amazon and will consist of 11 episodes written and directed by Barry Jenkins.

Mbedu’s love interest in the series Caesar will be played by Aaron Pierre, while Chase W. Dillon will portray Homer.

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