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  • A&E’s ‘Roots’ Remake Finds Its Kunta Kinte

    Aug 26, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Up-and-coming British actor Malachi Kirby has been cast as Kunta Kinte in A&E Networks’ remake of “Roots,” reports Deadline.com. Billed as an “event series,” the remake will follow the iconic character as he is captured from his homeland Gambia and sold into slavery in America, and his descendants struggle to survive over the next century. […]

  • Laurence Fishburne to Play Alex Haley in A&E’s ‘Roots’ Remake

    Jul 1, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Laurence Fishburne is the first major name to join A&E Networks’ remake of the 1977 miniseries, “Roots,” the network announced Wednesday. The series is set for simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime in 2016. Fishburne will play Alex Haley, whose novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” birthed the miniseries and traces Haley’s family tree back to […]

  • Will Packer to Executive Produce ‘Roots’ Remake

    May 2, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 3 Comments

    *History, A&E and Lifetime greenlight the scripted event series Roots for a new generation of viewers to simulcast on all three flagship brands; it was announced by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History. Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) joins as executive producer and original Roots cast member and Emmy-award winning LeVar Burton […]

  • ‘Roots’ Remake to Air on History, A&E & Lifetime as an Event Series

    May 1, 15 by Qwest7 5 Comments

    *”Roots,” the classic 1977 miniseries that aired on ABC, is making a return to the small screen as a remake equipped with three networks on tap to reintroduce it to viewers as an event series. TheWrap.com reports the remake will be executive produced by Will Packer (“Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man”) and Mark Wolper, […]

  • Louis Gossett, Jr. on ‘Roots’ Remake: Why? ‘The Story Has Been Told’

    Feb 20, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Ask Louis Gossett, Jr. about the classic miniseries “Roots” and he’ll probably share memories of playing Fiddler on the historic TV film as well as the impact it had on society and the folks who watched it. Ask Gossett about the upcoming remake of “Roots” and his answer may throw you off guard. In an […]

  • Cicely Tyson Tears Up, Talks Historical Black Films (Watch)

    Dec 27, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment

    *CIcely Tyson is one heck of a legend! And there’s a strong possibility the next awards season will recognize her for just that (hello, Emmys!). The 80-year-old acclaimed actress talked with theGrio‘s Chris Witherspoon about reprising her lauded role in the TV version of “The Trip to Bountiful.” Not only that, she got quite emotional discussing […]