ROOTS 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. The stellar cast includes Academy Award® winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin; Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Laurence Fishburne; Golden Globe Award® winning and Emmy Award® nominated actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers; Tony Award® winner Anika Noni Rose; Grammy Award® winner Tip “T.I.” Harris; Chad L. Coleman; Emayatzy Corinealdi; Matthew Goode; Derek Luke; Mekhi Phifer; James Purefoy; Erica Tazel and introduces Regé-Jean Page and Malachi Kirby. When the series premiered this past spring it reached over 50 million total viewers (Live+7) across all telecasts on HISTORY, A&E, LIFE and LMN. The series was developed by HISTORY, produced by A+E Studios®, in association with Marc Toberoff and The Wolper Organization, the company that produced the original “Roots.” Will Packer, Marc Toberoff, Mark Wolper, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal and Barry Jossen serve as executive producers. LeVar Burton and Korin D. Huggins are co-executive producers. Questlove is executive music producer. ROOTS is directed by Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles, Thomas Carter and Bruce Beresford. Roots is also available now on DVD.
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