All posts tagged 'Roots'

History UK Takes Second Window On ‘Roots’ Reboot

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.

BBC Four Acquires UK Rights To History’s ‘Roots’ Reboot

RootsHistory'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.

Hulu Acquires Exclusive SVOD Rights To ‘Roots’

RootsHulu 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.

Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Anika Noni Rose Amongst Cast Additions To A+E’s ‘Roots’ Reboot

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.

Malachi Kirby Set As Lead In A+E Networks’ ‘Roots’ Reboot

Malachi KirbyA+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.

Laurence Fishburne To Star In A+E Networks’ ‘Roots’ Reboot

Laurence Fishburne - HannibalSeveral 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.