By Patrick Munn | February 9, 2017 - 3:28 pm | 2 Comments
EXCLUSIVE: History UK will be airing the Roots reboot that was produced for their U.S. counterpart after all. The A+E Networks UK owned and operated channel has taken second window on the event drama fronted by Malachi Kirby, TVWise can reveal.
By Patrick Munn | October 10, 2016 - 9:22 am | 4 Comments
History's Roots reboot has found a UK home. BBC Four has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the four-part/six-hour miniseries, which is based on both the original novel and the award winning 1977 TV adaptation, after striking a deal with A+E Networks, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2016 - 4:51 pm | No Comments
Hulu has taken the exclusive SVOD rights to the recent Roots reboot after striking a wide-ranging deal with A+E Networks, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Roots will be available to stream on Hulu later this year.
By Patrick Munn | September 17, 2015 - 12:24 pm | No Comments
A+E Networks has set the cast for Roots. Forest Whitaker (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Dracula), Anika Noni Rose (The Good Wife), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Erica Tazel (Justified), Derek Luke (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Regé-Jean Page (Waterloo) have been cast in the new take on the hit 1970s ABC miniseries. Additionally, A+E has confirmed the casting of Malachi Kirby.
By Patrick Munn | August 26, 2015 - 7:39 pm | No Comments
A+E Networks has found the lead for their Roots reboot. British actor Malachi Kirby has nabbed the lead role as Kunta Kinte - a role that was played by Star Trek: The Next Generation and Perception star LeVar Burton in the original 1970s miniseries.
By Patrick Munn | July 2, 2015 - 7:21 am | No Comments
Several weeks after announcing plans to reboot iconic miniseries Roots, A+E Networks has found the first actor for the new take on the property, which will air simultaneous on A&E, History and Lifetime in 2016. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Hannibal star Laurence Fishburne has boarded the event series as a regular and will play Alex Haley, the author of the novel that the 1970s miniseries and this new reboot is based on.