Monday, May 30, 2016

Mini-Series Alert: ROOTS (2016) Begins Tonight at 9PM [Trailer]

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(Photo: The cast and LeVar Burton on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter)

An epic new vision based on one of the most watched television miniseries of all time premieres tonight. Roots (2016) is a four night, eight-hour television event that will air on various channels including the History Channel, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and A&E.

The highly anticipated Roots remake airs at 9PM. This powerful television miniseries stars an uber talented ensemble cast including Malachi Kirby (Kunta Kinte), Anika Noni Rose (Kizzy), Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Forest Whitaker, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Tip Harris, Mekhi Phifer, Matthew Good, James Purefoy and Derek Luke.

Laurence Fishburne portrays famed author Alex Haley in the remake.

LeVar Burton played Kunta Kinte in the original 1977 historic miniseries and serves as a co-executive producer on the new project.

The original Roots won numerous awards including nine Emmy Awards.

Tune in or set your DVRs to catch this must see epic event.

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