BY SHAMAN MOMOH
TV One has announced that it will exclusively debut the remastered, HD version of the Roots miniseries.
This version of the original miniseries will begin airing from Sunday, October 18 and it will air each night during the week at 8PM/ET before ending on Saturday, October 24.
A remake of Roots is coincidentally under production in South Africa and it is expected to be released in 2016. It boasts of a cast list that includes Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Chad L. Coleman, Erica Tazel, Derek Luke, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It is produced by A+E Studios.
Cicely Tyson, Edward Asner, John Amos, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Uggams and O.J. Simpson all featured in the award-winning original based on Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book.