‘Roots’ remake: the epic miniseries is to get a second wind

‘Roots’ remake: the epic miniseries is to get a second wind

A new generation will be given an opportunity to see one of the biggest TV events of the cinema history in a new modern light. The A&E networks are remaking the blockbuster “Roots” miniseries that is going to be aired in 2016.

A new generation will be given an opportunity to see one of the biggest TV events of the cinema history in a new modern light. The A&E networks are remaking the blockbuster “Roots” miniseries that is going to be aired in 2016.

In 1977 more than 100 million of people had seen the epic miniseries about an African-American slave and his descendants. It was announced on Tuesday that the three networks, A&E, Lifetime and History Channel, would simulcast a remake of the story about African Kunta Kinte, who was captured and shipped to America afterwards. There he was sold to the owner of Virginia plantation and become slave.

The co-executive producer of a new miniseries will be LeVar Burton, who performed the role of Kunta Kinte in the original film.

The new version promised to be more of the Alex Haley’s classic novel, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family”, because this time producers will approach seriously to a modern project, whereas they are going to consult scholars in African and African-American history for bigger authenticity of the plot.

Kunta Kinte began telling his story over 200 years ago and that story went through his family lineage, to Alex Haley, to my father, and now the mantle rests with me. Like Kunta Kinte fought to tell his story over and over again, so must we

– said Mark Wolper, the executive producer and the son of an original’s producer David L. Wolper.

A new generation of viewers, who have witnessed Barack Obama change history as the nation’s first African-American president and 12 Years a Slave win the Oscar for Best Picture, will meet the remade ‘Roots’ without any racial unrest.

Burton claimed that he is very proud of participating in the new adaption of ‘Roots’, because of the fact that his career started in the original version. Also he is sure that there is a huge audience of contemporary young Americans who do not know the story of ‘Roots’ or its importance.

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