The original Roots miniseries made history in 1977 in terms of viewership and received 37 Emmy Award nominations. It spawned a sequel in 1979 and another in 1988. So why is now a good time to remake the project?
"It has been 40 years, loads of children know nothing about the phenomenon that [Roots] was," Anika Noni Rose, who plays Kunta's daughter Kizzy in the new series, told E! News at the remake's premiere. "They don't really know the history of the United States—and I blame the history books for that—so...
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