Release Date: 5/30/16 (Made-for-TV)
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: History Channel
Directors: Bruce Beresford, Thomas Carter, Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles
Cast: Emayatzy Corinealdi (Belle), Laurence Fishburne (Alex Haley), Carlacia Grant (Irene), Malachi Kirby (Kunta Kinte), Rege-Jean Page (Chicken George), Mekhi Phifer (Jerusalem), Anika Noni Rose (Kizzy), T.I. (Cyrus), Forest Whitaker (Fiddler).
Story: Remake of the classic TV mini-series that remains one of history’s most watched U.S. broadcasts. The historical portrait of American slavery recounts the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship. Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, A&E and Lifetime with a May 30th. Source: Dark Horizons.