Roots (2016)

  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
  • First Air Date: 2016-05-30
  • Last Air Date: 2016-06-02
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 90 min.
  • Production Company: A+E Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: History
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave, Kunta Kinte sold to America and his descendants.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, slavery, plantation, remake, miniseries, 18th century, historical drama, kunta kinte
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    Roots Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2016-05-30
    4 Episodes

    Roots Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 1120 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 2120 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 3120 min
    Season 1Episode 4Episode 4120 min
    • Malachi Kirby

      as Kunta Kinte
    • Matthew Goode

      as Dr. William Waller
    • James Purefoy

      as John Waller
    • Forest Whitaker

      as Fiddler
    • Emayatzy Corinealdi

      as Belle
    • Anika Noni Rose

      as Kizzy
    • Roman Armstrong

      as Kunta Kinte
    • Laurence Fishburne

      as Alex Haley
    • Anna Paquin

      as Nancy Holt
    • Mekhi Phifer

      as Jerusalem
    • Jonathan Rhys Meyers

      as Tom Lea
    • T.I.

      as Cyrus
    • Carlacia Grant

      as Irene
    • Genevieve Hannelius

      as Missy
    • Saniyya Sidney

      as Kizzy, age 6
    Crew Questlove Executive Music Producer
    Production Ann Kindberg Producer
    Production Will Packer Executive Producer
    Production Karen Mayeda Vranek Co-Producer
    Production Korin Huggins Co-Executive Producer
    Production Cheryl Eatock Line Producer
    Production George Parra Producer
    Sound Alex Heffes Original Music Composer
    Production LeVar Burton Co-Executive Producer
    Production Mark Wolper Executive Producer
    Production Marc Toberoff Executive Producer
    Production Alissa M. Kantrow Line Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Ruth E. Carter Costume Design