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Season: 1
Year: 2016


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Part 1

30 May 2016
In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta.

Laurence Fishburne ... Alex Haley (voice)

Matthew Goode ... Dr. William Waller

Malachi Kirby ... Kunta Kinte

Derek Luke ... Silla Ba Dibba

Chris Obi ... Kintango

Babs Olusanmokun ... Omoro Kinte (as Babatunde Olusanmokun)

James Purefoy ... John Waller

Forest Whitaker ... Fiddler

Kedar Williams-Stirling ... Sitafa

Simona Brown ... Jinna

Tony Curran ... Connelly

Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Samson

Katie McGuinness ... Elizabeth Waller

James Gracie ... Edward (as James Alexander)
Mary Aphane ... Dancer

Colby Arps ... Blaine

Jared Bankens ... Slave Dealer

LeVar Burton ... Ephraim
Tony Caprari ... Slave Buyer #1 (as Toni Caprari)

Chukwuma Onwuchekwa ... Troilus (as Chima Chekwa)
Ousmane Dagno ... Badja
Sharleen Dziire ... Young Laundress
Mbulelo Grootboom ... Foulah

Robert Hobbs ... Slave Buyer #2

Thomas Tah Hyde III ... Aaron (as Thomas Tah Hyde)

Kirby Jackson ... Tabitha
Ben Kgosimore ... Kalabi Koro
Bonko Cosmo Khoza ... Djata Koro
Kadialy Kouyate ... Griot
Nokuthula Ledwaba ... Binta Kinte (as Nokuthula Nonozi Ledwaba)

Kaden Washington Lewis ... Slave Child (as Kaden Lewis)
Mondi Abenico Makhoba ... Baila Koro
Pierre Malherbe ... Franklin
Roxy Marosa ... Laundress

Denise Milfort ... Miss Ellen
Carel Nel ... Captain Davies
Ernest Ndlovu ... Wolof Man (as Ernest Posa Ndlovu)
Nandi Nyembe ... Grandma Yaisa
Peace Nzirawa ... Saloum
Prince Sonni Ochuba ... Djeliba Koro
Jonathan Pienaar ... Carrington

Zak Rowlands ... Taylor
Mavuso Simelane ... Mandinka Slave
Lyndon Stratford ... Peck
Lemogang Tsipa ... Addo
Mary Twala ... Nyo Boto
Trevayne Weber ... Peter

Ebby Weyime ... Branded Woman
Siphiwe Zungu ... Mamba Jambo
Pakamisa Zwedala ... Lopes
Roman Armstrong ... Waller Slave / Kunta Kinte Dbl
Tyfanni Cassidy ... Christmas Party Dancer
Herbert Cavalier Jr. ... Town Folk
Dudley Fuqua ... Soldier

Ed Kendrick ... Town Folk

Brandon Pettis ... Cannoneer
Darrell L. Shuler ... Waller Slave
Calvin Williams ... Waller Slave

Season 1, Episode 2: Part 2

31 May 2016
Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never runs off again. John Waller sells Kunta to his younger brother William.

Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Belle

Emyri Crutchfield ... Teen Miss Kizzy (as E'Myri Lee Crutchfield)

Matthew Goode ... Dr. William Waller

G. Hannelius ... Missy

Malachi Kirby ... Kunta Kinte

Katie McGuinness ... Elizabeth Waller

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Tom Lea

James Purefoy ... John Waller

Mandela Van Peebles ... Noah

Forest Whitaker ... Fiddler

Tony Curran ... Connelly

Shannon Lucio ... Patricia Lea

Jason Bayle ... Grenadier Captain
Gregory Bright ... Driver Slave

Dominic Burgess ... Lord Dunmore

Danny Cosmo ... Slave Trader

David Dahlgren ... Planter

Darren Darnborough ... Red Coat #1

Lola Fyke ... Abigail, age 7
B.J. Grogan ... Rickety Man

Octavius J. Johnson ... Carleton (as Octavius Johnson)

David Kallaway ... Edward Covey

David Kency ... Field Hand

Dylan Kenin ... Spalding

Carrie Lazar ... Emmeline

Anthony Marble ... Dragoon Captain
Isaiah Margan ... Noah, age 7

Eric Mendenhall ... Red Coat #3

David Midthunder ... Nansemond Recruit

Jaren Mitchell ... Slave Recruit #1

John Neisler ... Evangelist

Dickson Obahor ... Slave Recruit #2

Tom Proctor ... Thief #1

Joe Sartee ... Red Coat #2

Saniyya Sidney ... Kizzy, age 6

Kiera Strauss ... Missy, age 6

Lawrence Turner ... Thief #2
Roman Armstrong ... Waller Slave / Kunta Kinte Dbl

Brett Beoubay ... Wealthy Waller Party Guest
Herbert Cavalier Jr. ... Town Folk

Laurence Fishburne ... Alex Haley (voice)
Christopher Gulas ... Redcoat / Confederate soldier
Deveney Marshall ... Ring Shout Dancer
Cortney McClelland Jr. ... Newborn Chicken George
Marco M. McQueen ... Freeman

Mike R. Moreau ... Redcoat Soldier

Chris Obi ... Kintango

Babs Olusanmokun ... Omoro Kinte

Ron M Patterson ... Coveys Militia
Darrell L. Shuler ... Waller Slave
Kerry Sims ... Slave
Lisa Ann Smith ... Mrs.Spaulding
Calvin Williams ... Wedding Guest

Samuel A. Woodworth ... Redcoat Soldier
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Fancy Waller Wagon Guest (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: Part 3

1 June 2016
George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm.

Chad L. Coleman ... Mingo

Shannon Lucio ... Patricia Lea

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Tom Lea

Regé-Jean Page ... Chicken George

Anika Noni Rose ... Kizzy

Michael James Shaw ... Marcellus

Erica Tazel ... Matilda

Brett Rice ... William Byrd

Mark Rolston ... Jewett

Brett Baker ... Sheriff's Deputy
Gabe Begneaud ... Hastings

James Moses Black ... Benjamin Lyon

Andrew Block ... First Attendant

Miles Doleac ... Mr. MacGregor

Adam Fergus ... Sir Eric Russell

John P. Fertitta ... Duel Judge (as John Ferttita)

Jim Gleason ... Charleston Barker

Ann Hamilton ... Mrs. Jewett

Bowie Hamilton ... White Man #1

Garrett Kruithof ... Roadblock Rider

Brett Lapeyrouse ... White Man #3
Sharon K. London ... Sister Sarah (as Sharon London)

Jaylin Ogle ... Little Chicken George

Shane Partlow ... Tall Gambler

Marco St. John ... Second Gambler

Carol Sutton ... Miss Malizy

Lance Tafelski ... White Man #2

Charley Vance ... Old White Man

George Villas ... First Gambler

Patrick Weathers ... County Barker

Josh Whites ... Bearded Barker (as Joshua Whites)

George Wilson ... Uncle Pompey
Gabriel Byrd ... Family Member
Queen Byrd ... Family Member
Herbert Cavalier Jr. ... Town Folk

Calen Curtis Edwards ... Soilder

Steven Grossman ... Chicken Fight Gambler / Town Folk
Cortney McClelland Jr. ... Newborn Chicken George

Harlon Miller ... Militiaman
David Shiflett ... Chicken Fight Gambler
Kerry Sims ... Slave

Jon Arthur ... Gambler (uncredited)

Holly Bonney ... Prostitute (uncredited)
James Breaux ... Cock Fight Attendee (uncredited)
Ron Centanni ... Cock Fight attendee / Confederate Soldier (uncredited)

Gary Wayne Loper ... Gambler (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Part 4

2 June 2016
Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years; Tom, nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom returns home after the war to embark on a new life with his family.

Laurence Fishburne ... Alex Haley
Herman Netzhammer ... Braggart townfolk

Lane Garrison ... Frederick Murray

T.I. ... Cyrus (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Tom Lea

Regé-Jean Page ... Chicken George

Anna Paquin ... Nancy Holt

Mekhi Phifer ... Jerusalem

Erica Tazel ... Matilda

Sedale Threatt Jr. ... Tom

Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Belle

Malachi Kirby ... Kunta Kinte
Nokuthula Ledwaba ... Binta Kinte (as Nokuthula Nonozi Ledwaba)

Derek Luke ... Silla Ba Dibba

Babs Olusanmokun ... Omoro Kinte (as Babatunde Olusanmokun)

Anika Noni Rose ... Kizzy

Forest Whitaker ... Fiddler

Mark Ashworth ... County Crier

Lucius Baston ... Reverend Garland
Kyle Baughman ... Banjo Playing Soldier

Jackson Beals ... Major General Forrest

Brandon Bracey ... Boseman
Kesha Bullard ... Lilly Su

Jason Carter ... Viscount Shaw

Ian Casselberry ... Tyler

Ladson Deyne ... Major Wimsatt

Adam Fergus ... Sir Eric Russell

Henry Frost ... Ballard

Renell Gibbs ... Black Soldier

Jaedon Godley ... Uriah

Carlacia Grant ... Irene

Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Winslow

Joy Jacobson ... Charlotte Murray

Betty Jeune ... Slave Girl

Sam Malone ... Ashford

Spence Maughon ... Red-Haired Corporal

Carl Palmer ... Overseer Toomey

Wayne Pére ... Benjamin Murray (as Wayne Pere)

Terence Rosemore ... Orly

Aaron K Smalls ... Barefoot Ex-Slave (as Aaron Smalls)

Frankie Smith ... James

Brandon Stacy ... Clingman

Matt Story ... Captain Pratt

Carol Sutton ... Miss Malizy

Jay Thames ... Teamster

Donald Watkins ... Virgil
James Yeargain ... Private

Kirk H. Andersen ... English Gambler

Jeff Caperton ... Sir Atkins
Herbert Cavalier Jr. ... Town Folk
Michelle L. Clarke ... Wealthy Passbyers

Juan Gaspard ... Union Soldier

Creole Gaudet ... Cannoneer

Catherine Humphrey ... Maria

Donald M. Krause ... Wager Clerk

Aaron N. Martin ... Vance

Brittany M. Parker ... Little Kizzy
David Shiflett ... Chicken Fight Gambler
Kerry Sims ... Slave
Jordan Smith ... Bushwhacker

Lisha Wheeler ... Murray Slave

Samuel A. Woodworth ... Confederate Soldier

Jon Arthur ... Confederate Shooter (uncredited)
Ryan Carlos Castro ... Bushwhacker (uncredited)
Ron Centanni ... Confederate Soldier (uncredited)

Bryan Michael Hall ... Immigrant (uncredited)

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