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Watch: Teaser Trailer Released For Roots Remake

Submitted by on May 10, 2016 – 11:51 pmNo Comment

The first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Roots remake has been released.

Roots is based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family”, and is a dramatization of Haley’s family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte‘s enslavement to his descendants’ liberation.

When the original series first aired on ABC-TV in 1977, it received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a Golden Globe and received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third highest rated episode for any type of television series, and the second most watched overall series finale in U.S. television history.

The remake was shot in Louisiana, and stars Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Laurence Fishburne, T.I. and Mekhi Phifer, among others. The eight-hour project will air over four consecutive nights at 9 pm beginning Monday, May 30 on History, A&E and Lifetime.

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