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Writers (WGA):
Alex Haley (story)
David Stevens (teleplay)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
14 February 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Discover The Roots Of A New Generation.
Plot:
A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Halle Berry was miscast See more (12 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [32])

Ann-Margret ... Sally Jackson (3 episodes, 1993)

Patricia Clarkson ... Lizzie (3 episodes, 1993)

Tim Daly ... Col. James Jackson Jr. (3 episodes, 1993)

Ossie Davis ... Parson Dick (3 episodes, 1993)

Danny Glover ... Alec Haley (3 episodes, 1993)

Jasmine Guy ... Easter (3 episodes, 1993)

Martin Sheen ... James Jackson Sr. (3 episodes, 1993)

Madge Sinclair ... Dora (3 episodes, 1993)

Sada Thompson (3 episodes, 1993)

Paul Winfield ... Cap'n Jack (3 episodes, 1993)

Halle Berry ... Queen (3 episodes, 1993)

George Grizzard ... Mr. Cherry (2 episodes, 1993)

Raven-Symoné ... Queen / ... (2 episodes, 1993)

Dennis Haysbert ... Davis (2 episodes, 1993)

Leo Burmester ... Henderson (2 episodes, 1993)

Frances Conroy ... Mrs. Benson (2 episodes, 1993)

Linda Hart ... Mrs. Henderson (2 episodes, 1993)

Richard Jenkins ... Mr. Benson (2 episodes, 1993)

Erik King (2 episodes, 1993)

Jane Krakowski ... Jane (2 episodes, 1993)

Patrick Malone ... Simon (2 episodes, 1993)

Peter Maloney ... Perkins (2 episodes, 1993)

Jussie Smollett ... Simon / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
Charlotte Moore ... Mrs. Perkins (2 episodes, 1993)

Christopher Allport ... Union Officer (2 episodes, 1993)

James McDaniel (2 episodes, 1993)

Samuel E. Wright ... Alfred (2 episodes, 1993)

Tim Guinee ... Wesley (2 episodes, 1993)
Christine Jones ... Sarah Jackson (2 episodes, 1993)

Tom Nowicki ... Kirkman (2 episodes, 1993)

Ed Grady ... Doctor (2 episodes, 1993)
Martin G. James ... Young Confederate Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Directed by
John Erman (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Writing credits
Alex Haley (3 episodes, 1993)
David Stevens (3 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
Bernard Sofronski .... producer / executive producer (3 episodes, 1993)
John Erman .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Hal Galli .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1993)
David L. Wolper .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Mark Wolper .... producer (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Original Music by
Michael Small (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tony Imi (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Galloway (3 episodes, 1993)
Paul LaMastra (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Casting by
Susan Bluestein (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Production Design by
Rodger Maus (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Berger (1 episode, 1993)
Christa Munro (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph Litsch (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Costume Design by
Helen P. Butler (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Darlene Brumfield .... key hair stylist (3 episodes, 1993)
Thomas Floutz .... special makeup effects artist (3 episodes, 1993)
Angela Levin .... key makeup artist (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Production Management
Hal Galli .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1993)
Matthew T. Weiner .... second second assistant director (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Department
Jamie Arbuckle .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1993)
Kevin Considine .... carpenter (3 episodes, 1993)
Daniel Dietrich .... propmaker (3 episodes, 1993)
Donna Fewell .... property assistant (3 episodes, 1993)
Frank M. Fleming .... lead man (3 episodes, 1993)
Patrick Fuhrman .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1993)
Michael Lane .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1993)
Eric Luling .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1993)
Thomas A. Morris Jr. .... construction coordinator (3 episodes, 1993)
Ricky Riggs .... scenic foreman (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Sound Department
Andrew Adams .... utility sound (3 episodes, 1993)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (3 episodes, 1993)
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1993)
Mike Dickeson .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1993)
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 1993)
George R. Groves Jr. .... re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1993)
Mark Steele .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1993)
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... special effects coordinator (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Stunts
Scott Dale .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1993)
Jody Kreinbrink .... stunts (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1993)
Richard S. Crumrine Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (3 episodes, 1993)
Ed Letteri .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1993)
Michael Listorti .... a dolly grip (3 episodes, 1993)
Bubba Sheffield .... key grip (3 episodes, 1993)
Jeff Wolf .... additional camera operator (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Casting Department
Brenda Cook .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 1993)
Len Hunt .... extras casting (3 episodes, 1993)
Alyssa Weisberg .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol H. Beule .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 1993)
Layne Brightwell .... costumer (3 episodes, 1993)
Josephine Willes .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Location Management
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... location manager (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Music Department
Christopher Dedrick .... orchestrator (1 episode, 1993)
Todd Kasow .... music editor (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Transportation Department
Christie Chaplin .... driver (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Other crew
Christopher Boffoli .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1993)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (3 episodes, 1993)
Thomas Ellingwood Fortin .... technical advisor: military (3 episodes, 1993)
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1993)
Jody Kreinbrink .... horse wrangler (3 episodes, 1993)
Lev Mallinger .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 1993)
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher (3 episodes, 1993)
 

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282 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Frances Conroy and Richard Jenkins went on to play a married couple again, on HBO's Six Feet Under.See more »
Quotes:
Queen:Home is where you are loved.See more »

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7 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Halle Berry was miscast, 5 March 2011
Author: emuir-1 from United States

In the book, Annie's father was a white man; therefore Annie was a mulatto. Her daughter Easter was fathered by a white man, which made her a quarter white. Easter's daughter, Queen, was fathered by Jas. the young "massa". therefore Queen was only one eighth black. Halle Berry is half white which made her far too dark complexioned for the part and as a result, unconvincing, no matter how hard she tried. The whole theme of the book was that Queen looked white and was not accepted by the black people because of it. She was able to pass for white as long as she did not admit that she had been born a slave.

Another miscast role was Martin Sheen butchering the Irish accent. Were there no Irish actors available? I kept waiting for Mr. Sheen to deliver an Irish joke.

MOST annoying of all was the grammar - no plurals and missing verbs. "I black" "I with chile". Perhaps they spoke like this 150 years ago, but for modern audiences it would have been better to have modified the speech a little. As it was I found it irritating. I would recommend the book instead of the miniseries, which begins half way through the book.

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