'Roots' Remake In The Works

November 5th, 2013 8:30pm EST

Roots A remake of the highly successful U.S. TV miniseries Roots is in development at America's History Channel network.

TV executives have acquired the rights to Alex Haley's 1976 book, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which inspired the epic 1977 series, starring LeVar Burton as slave Kunta Kinte.

Roots collected nine Emmy Awards and 37 nominations, as well as a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It spawned two sequels and the finale is still the third-highest-rated U.S. TV programme ever.

Mark Wolper, the son of the late Roots executive producer David L. Wolper, is on board for the remake.

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