Why Oprah Won't Save Underground

The list of saviors for the WGN series Underground just got shorter. 

During a press event on Tuesday for her network series Queen Sugar, Oprah told a group of media attendees that the estimated production costs for the WGN America series are out of OWN’s league. 

 ”I can’t afford Underground... It cost twice as much to make as Queen Sugar. As a matter of fact, my dear friend John Legend called me personally and asked me about it, but we’d already been talking about how we could make it work... It’s like $5 million an episode, so we can’t afford it. It’s not cheap, I think, because it’s a period piece.”

The show's producer, musician John Ledgend, assured fans of the show there will be a come back.



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