UNDERGROUND RAILROAD – 10 episodes Debuts Friday, May 14 Plus: other MTA NewsExciting entertainment news in Macon! This Friday, May 14, Amazon debuts the 10-episode series, Underground Railroad. The drama, categorized as historical fiction, was adapted from the Colson Whitehead novel of the same name and was directed by Barry Jenkins, writer/director of the academy award-winning film, Moonlight (2017).
Jenkins also won a slew of awards for the film If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). Earlier this week, director Jenkins told NPR’s Terry Gross in a podcast interview on Fresh Air that the series was filmed entirely in the state of Georgia. Several gripping group scenes were shot at Macon’s Terminal Station, “The Crown Jewel of Downtown Macon.”
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the former railroad station was completed in 1916. The Beaux Arts building was designed by Alfred T. Fellheimer, acclaimed for his design of New York’s revered Grand Central Terminal.
Additional Information & Accompanying Photos: The Terminal Station received a $5 million renovation in 2010 making it a popular wedding and event venue enhanced recently with the completion of a new roof and new landscaping in the front: a mixture of roses, azaleas, rosemary, nandina, and asiatic jasmine. Heads-up too: Black Widow, the highly anticipated summer blockbuster starring Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, William Hurt, and Florence Pugh has an updated release date of Friday, July 9, 2021. Scenes for this movie also were filmed at the Terminal Station.