Oscar Award winning Director of the breakout film Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, just signed a First Look Deal with Amazon and his production company PASTEL. He is slated to direct "Underground Railroad".
According to Variety, the tv series is based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel.
“Barry is clearly a master of groundbreaking, authentically emotional storytelling and we are so proud to have him share that gift with us. We are incredibly fortunate to have also secured his directorial vision for the entire limited series The Underground Railroad.” -- Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios
Jenkins is currently promoting his newest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, and is set for more projects in the upcoming year.