Brand new historical drama kicks off tonight on RTE2 which is set in the years leading up to the American Civil War. It follows the struggles faced by plantation slaves as well as those who sought to free them. We first meet Noah and his partner Annie, who are part of a group of slaves in Georgia who plot to escape and travel north, while the owner of the plantation they work on harbours political ambitions and recruits his brother, an abolitionist lawyer, to help him become the state's next senator.