John Legend is behind the scenes in a big way as music curator and executive producer of “Underground,” an upcoming TV thriller/drama about a group of slaves who plot to gain freedom by any means necessary.
In a new behind-the-scenes clip, Legend explains his inspiration behind the music of the film, which will also be curated by composer and a multi-Emmy Award winner Laura Karpman, and soulful producer Raphael Saadiq.
In the clip, Legend explains his goal is to create “bold and creative music,” one which is the show’s theme song “Heaven’s Door” which was produced by Legend, written by Angelique Cinelu and Curtis Richardson and performed by Alice Smith (who sang Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory” at the NAACP Image Awards). The Weeknd and Kanye West also contribute music to the series.
Watch the intriguing clip below and catch “Underground” when it premieres on Wednesday, March 9 (10 p.m. ET/PT) on WGN.