A Remake Of “Roots” Is In The Works

History, A&E and Lifetime are teaming up for a reboot of the classic 1970s mini-series “Roots” which is still one of the most successful TV broadcasts of all time.

The original was based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel by the same name and centers on multiple generations of a family from their beginnings in Gambia, through their passage to the United States, enslavement, the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and eventually, Emancipation

The show aired over eight nights in in 1977. LeVar Burton, who played Kunta Kinte in the original mini-series, will serve as a co-executive producer on the remake.

Source: TIME