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[02/11/16 - 01:09 PM]
History's Epic Event Series "Roots" Set to Premiere on Memorial Day 2016
"Roots" will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime, in addition to History.

[12/03/15 - 11:23 AM]
A+E Networks Announces Additional Casting for "Roots"
Tip "T.I." Harris, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Matthew Goode, Lane Garrison, Emayatzy Corinealdi and G. Hannelius are among the latest additions to the four-night, eight-hour event.

[09/16/15 - 11:43 AM]
A+E Networks Announces Cast for Its Event Miniseries "Roots" from A+E Studios
Said ensemble includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Chad L. Coleman, Erica Tazel and Derek Luke.

[07/22/15 - 11:14 AM]
A+E Networks Announces "Roots" Award Winning Directors and Music Producer
Multi-award winning Phillip Noyce and Emmy(R) Award winner Thomas Carter are set to helm nights one and three respectively.

[07/01/15 - 09:23 AM]
Academy(R) Award Nominee and Emmy(R) Award Winner Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in "Roots"
Fishburne will play Haley, the author of the novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," an American family origin story based around the life of Kunta Kinte.

[04/30/15 - 03:30 PM]
A+E Networks' Upfront Announcements Summary
A+E Networks held their annual presentation today, making a number of significant programming announcements on new event series, new series and new digital-only series.

[04/30/15 - 10:39 AM]
History(R), A&E and Lifetime Greenlight "Roots" - Event Series to Air on All Three Flagship Brands
Will Packer joins as executive producer and original "Roots" cast member and Emmy-award winning LeVar Burton boards as co-executive producer.

[01/08/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 8
Updates include: Guillermo del Toro brings "A Killing on Carnival Row" to Amazon; syndicated game show "Celebrity Name Game" gets second season; and Emmanuelle Chriqui joins the cast of TNT's "Murder in the First."

[11/05/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 5
Updates include: Michael Caleo brings "Hourman" to The CW; Jason O'Mara to lead "Complications" at USA; and History eyes a revival of "Roots" as an eight-hour mini-series.







ROOTS (HISTORY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/16 - 6/2/16
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, February 2016) HISTORY(R) premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship. "Roots" will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime, in addition to HISTORY. The stellar cast includes Academy Award(R) winners Forest Whitaker ("Fiddler") and Anna Paquin ("Nancy Holt"); Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy Award(R) winner Laurence Fishburne ("Alex Haley"); Golden Globe Award(R) winning and Emmy Award(R) nominated actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("Tom Lea"); Tony Award(R) winner Anika Noni Rose ("Kizzy"); Grammy Award(R) winner Tip "T.I." Harris ("Cyrus"); Emayatzy Corinealdi ("Belle"); Matthew Goode ("Dr. William Waller"); Mekhi Phifer ("Jerusalem"); James Purefoy ("John Waller") and introduces Regé-Jean Page ("Chicken George") and Malachi Kirby ("Kunta Kinte").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anika Noni Rose as Kizzy
· Anna Paquin as Nancy Holt
· Chad L. Coleman as Mingo
· Derek Luke as Silla Ba Dibba
· Emayatzy Corinealdi as Belle
· Erica Tazel as Matilda
· Forest Whitaker as Fiddler
· G. Hannelius as Missy
· James Purefoy as John Waller
· Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Tom Lea
· Lane Garrison as Frederick Murray
· Laurence Fishburne as Alex Haley
· Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte
· Matthew Goode as William Waller
· Mekhi Phifer as Jerusalem
· Regé-Jean Page as Chicken George
· Tip "T.I." Harris as Cyrus
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Haley as BOOK
· Alison McDonald as WRTR
· Arturo Interian as EIP (History)
· Barry Jossen as EP
· Bruce Beresford as DIR
· Charles Murray as WRTR
· Korin Huggins as CO-EP
· Lawrence Konner as WRTR/EP
· LeVar Burton as CO-EP
· Marc Toberoff as EP
· Mario Van Peebles as DIR
· Mark Rosenthal as WRTR/EP
· Mark Wolper as EP
· Michael Stiller as EIP (History)
· Phillip Noyce as DIR
· Thomas Carter as DIR
· Will Packer as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A+E Studios
· Wolper Organization, The