Nicholas Britell confirmed in recent interviews with Soundworks Collection and Deadline that he will be reteaming with director Barry Jenkins on the upcoming Amazon original limited series The Underground Railroad. The show is based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title and centers on a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When a recent arrival from Virginia tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Jenkins will be directing all eleven episodes of the series. No casting announcements have been made yet. The drama will be produced by Jenkins’ Pastel Productions and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Britell has previously scored Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning feature Moonlight and last year’s If Beale Street Could Talk, for which Britell has earned his second Academy Award nomination. The Underground Railroad is set to shoot this year and is expected to premiere in late 2019 or 2020 on Amazon Prime.

Britell (The Big Short, Vice, Battle of the Sexes) is also returning to score the second season of HBO’s Succession, which is premiering later this year.