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A Roots remake is in the works at A&E Networks, starring Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte; Regé-Jean Page as Chicken George; Laurence Fishbone as Alex Haley; Anna Paquin as Nancy Holt; Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Tom Lea; Anika Noni Rose as Kizzy; Chad L. Coleman as Mingo; Erica Tazel as Matilda; and Derek Luke as Silla Ba Dibba. Per A&E Networks, the limited event series will simulcast on History, A&E, and Lifetime, in 2016.
Now, The Wrap reports that Hakeem Kae-Kazim is in talks to join the Roots remake in the role of Samson, "...a slave on the plantation of John Waller who is tasked with teaching everything to Kunta Kinte when he arrives." Continue on for cast and character details. Read More… »
“Black Sails” star Hakeem Kae-Kazim is in talks to join the cast of A&E’s miniseries remake of “Roots,” TheWrap has learned. The actor will play Samson on the show, and joins previously announced stars Malachi Kirby, who will play Kunta Kinte, and Regé-Jean Page, who will play Chicken George. Malachi was handpicked by executive producers Will Packer and LeVar Burton, who played the original Kunta Kinte. Samson is a slave on the plantation of John Waller who is tasked with teaching everything to Kunta Kinte when he arrives. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits (Updating Photos) Laurence Fishburne will appear. »
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Star Toby Schmitz (Jack Rackham) and executive producer Jonathan E. Steinberg explore the real-life pirates their Starz series Black Sails is based on, in our exclusive preview from Black Sails: The Complete Second Season. Before you can relive the entire season on Blu-ray and DVD starting November 3, our preview sheds some new light on the actual pirates who controlled Nassau, which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. This series is set 20 years before the events in Treasure Island, but it also explores the historical nature of the pirates that inspired the classic tale.
Black Sails: The Complete Second Season begins where we left off, as the Walrus crew is stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold. And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint (Toby Stephens) and Silver (Luke Arnold) must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. »
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