A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »




Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
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 / ... 1 episode, 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 Christine Jones ...  Sarah Jackson 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Nowicki ...  Kirkman 2 episodes, 1993
Ed Grady ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 1993
Martin G. James Martin G. James ...  Young Confederate Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Chaz Lamar Shepherd ...  Young Abner 2 episodes, 1993


A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for white, but it leads to sorrow in post-Civil War America. Everywhere she goes, she faces obstacles and hardships while searching for happiness and a place to belong. Written by Anonymous

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The director John Erman previously directed episodes of both Roots (1977) and Roots: The Next Generations (1979). See more »


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Referenced in In Living Color: East Hollywood Squares (1994) See more »

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7 March 2005 | by gijane71See all my reviews

This is the mini series version of Alex Haley's paternal side to his family (ROOTS covered the maternal side). The trials and tribulations this woman goes through are cringe inducing - racism from both her blood lines, sexism from practically every male with a pulse. Not an easy sit through - it is long and tedious and the leading lady's performance and horrible makeup really tried my nerves.

I tried to sit through this, really it did - but Berry's performance left much to be desired. Jasmine Guy was better than anticipated and well, it's Danny Glover who is consistently strong in every performance. The big question I have is this: why didn't they get Jennifer Beals for this? Queen was supposed to be so fair complected and Caucasian featured that she passed for white - what the heck is Halle Berry doing here? It is ridiculous to see her normally beautiful complexion covered in Kabuki like make-up and everyone walking around like this is normal and the cast really look strained trying to act like Halle Berry looks like a believable white woman. This leaves the credibility of the production in serious question.

I give it marks for trying, most of the stars are for Danny Glover, but overall - see it only if you have to for school but I recommend reading the book

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14 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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