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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
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2016  
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Herbert Cavalier Jr. ...  Town Folk 4 episodes, 2016
...  Tom Lea 3 episodes, 2016
...  Kunta Kinte 3 episodes, 2016
...  Fiddler 3 episodes, 2016
...  Alex Haley 3 episodes, 2016
...  Omoro Kinte 3 episodes, 2016
...  Freed Slave Soldier / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Kerry Sims ...  Slave 3 episodes, 2016
...  Dr. William Waller 2 episodes, 2016
...  Chicken George 2 episodes, 2016
...  Belle 2 episodes, 2016
...  Patricia Lea 2 episodes, 2016
...  John Waller 2 episodes, 2016
...  Matilda 2 episodes, 2016
...  Silla Ba Dibba 2 episodes, 2016
...  Elizabeth Waller 2 episodes, 2016
...  Kizzy 2 episodes, 2016
...  Connelly 2 episodes, 2016
...  Sir Eric Russell 2 episodes, 2016
Nokuthula Ledwaba ...  Binta Kinte 2 episodes, 2016
...  Miss Malizy 2 episodes, 2016
...  Kintango 2 episodes, 2016
Roman Armstrong ...  Kunta Kinte Dbl / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Cortney McClelland Jr. ...  Newborn Chicken George 2 episodes, 2016
...  Chicken Fight Gambler 2 episodes, 2016
Darrell L. Shuler ...  Waller Slave 2 episodes, 2016
Calvin Williams ...  Waller Slave / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Sam Woodworth ...  Confederate Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 2016
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

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30 May 2016 (USA)  »

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LeVar Burton makes a cameo as the slave Ephraim, being transported in the caged wagon from the Waller plantation. He stares at Kunta Kinte. Burton played Kunta Kinte in the 1977 mini-series. See more »

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(From the trailer) when the cannon is exploding, all the gun crew are wearing wide red stripes on their trouser kegs. The stripe was only worn by sergeants. However in the scene the cannon is being tested, ALL the crew are specialist NCOs and the scene comes at the very beginning of the Civil War, before there has been much action. Hence the artillerymen are carrying no personal weapons and their uniforms are particularly clean (before the explosion) and all have red trouser stripes. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.20 (2016) See more »

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Great reboot of a great classic
30 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Back in 1977 alex haley and the cast changed the face of television and the world by introducing the miniseries roots featuring great acting and great storytelling, now it's been rebooted and it's great once again, it's a story about slavery and true honesty, Laurence fishbourne, forest whitaker and the rest of them including newcomer Malachi Kirby are all standouts in this one, brilliant characterization, brilliant teleplay and everything else was magnificent, you know television these days have become terrible that we need a reboot of a classic and this is a classic right, this reboot of roots is definitely the years best TV and perhaps the year's most controversial and I Give it my highest rating A+


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