Underground Railroad, The: Barry Jenkins Amazon Series

Joel Edgerton will appear in Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series, The Underground Railroad.

Edgerton, who is cast as Ridgeway, a slavecatcher, joins cast members Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, and Aaron Pierre.

The role will mark Edgerton’s first regular TV role in some time. He previously starred in the series “The Secret Life of Us” in Australia early in his career.

Edgerton most recently starred in, wrote, and directed the film Boy Erased, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018.

He made his feature directorial debut in 2015 with the STX thriller The Gift, in which he also starred and wrote.

His other film roles include “Loving,” “Red Sparrow,” “Bright,” “Jane Got a Gun,” and “Midnight Special.”