With all the black educational films released this year, the history channel finds it an opportune time to remake Roots. The 1977 mini-series was America’s first glimpse of what slavery looked like and it won nine Emmys.
According to Deadline, the network has rights to the movie and book Roots: The Saga of an American Family and are in the development phase. “We would like to revive that cultural icon for a new audience,” Dirk Hoogstra, History Networks executive vie president and GM.
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