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Genre: Drama, History Country: USA
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10 Released Date: 30 May 2016
Runtime: N/A Language: English
Stars: Roman Armstrong, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode,

Summary: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.


In this age of niche networks and splintered audiences, there’s no controversy in noting that the updated version of the iconic “Roots” miniseries, simulcast May 30 on History, A&E, and Lifetime, is unlikely get the huge audience garnered by the original that aired on ABC nearly 40 years ago. Yet this new take on the saga should be viewed by as wide an audience as possible, from families to school kids to viewers interested in important chapters of the American saga. The lessons the new “Roots” teaches over the course of its eight hours, which air on four consecutive nights, are worth revisiting, and a number of outstanding performances enliven this retelling of the story of Kunta Kinte and his descendants.