This new adaptation of Alex Haley’s “Roots”, chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendant ran as a four-night, eight-hour event series. Developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, and also airing on Lifetime, this series was heralded as a powerful voice in American history.

Starring Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Regé-Jean Pag, and Malachi Kirby.