The time has arrived. The ‘Roots’ remake is airing tonight, May 30, and it’s going to be an epic moment in television. Here’s everything you need to know about the miniseries!
Before watching the Roots remake, which premieres on Memorial Day, there’s a few things you need to know. What time is it? How can I watch? Who’s starring in it? All the answers to your questions about the new miniseries are right here!
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1. When is it on?
Roots will start at 9 p.m. ET.
2. How can I watch?
The upcoming miniseries remake will begin on Monday, May 30, on the History Channel at 9 p.m. ET. The series will spread four nights in a row, with the last installment on Thursday at 9 p.m.
3. Who’s starring in it?
4. What’s it about?
The miniseries follows Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book was first adapted for TV in 1977 in a monumental miniseries. Roots is about the trials and tribulations of Kunta Kinte, a slave born in the pre-Civil War era.
5. Who starred in the original version?
LeVar Burton starred as the original Kunta Kinte. Cicely Tyson, John Amos and Olivia Reed also had roles. The original Roots miniseries was a game-changing moment in TV history. The miniseries was watched by over 130 million people. Roots was nominated for 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine.
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