Roots (2016)

  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
  • First Air Date: 2016-05-30
  • Last Air Date: 2016-06-02
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 90 min.
  • Production Company: A+E Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: History
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave, Kunta Kinte sold to America and his descendants.


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Roots Seasons

Season 1

First Air Date: 2016-05-30
4 Episodes

Roots Episodes

Title Air Date Duration
Season 1Episode 1Episode 1120 min
Season 1Episode 2Episode 2120 min
Season 1Episode 3Episode 3120 min
Season 1Episode 4Episode 4120 min
  • Malachi Kirby

    as Kunta Kinte
  • Matthew Goode

    as Dr. William Waller
  • James Purefoy

    as John Waller
  • Forest Whitaker

    as Fiddler
  • Emayatzy Corinealdi

    as Belle
  • Anika Noni Rose

    as Kizzy
  • Roman Armstrong

    as Kunta Kinte
  • Laurence Fishburne

    as Alex Haley
  • Anna Paquin

    as Nancy Holt
  • Mekhi Phifer

    as Jerusalem
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    as Tom Lea
  • T.I.

    as Cyrus
  • Carlacia Grant

    as Irene
  • Regé-Jean Page

    as Chicken George
  • Genevieve Hannelius

    as Missy
  • Saniyya Sidney

    as Kizzy, age 6
Production Alissa M. Kantrow Line Producer
Production Cheryl Eatock Line Producer
Production LeVar Burton Co-Executive Producer
Production William Packer Executive Producer
Production Karen Mayeda Vranek Co-Producer
Production Ann Kindberg Producer
Sound Alex Heffes Original Music Composer
Production Korin Huggins Co-Executive Producer
Production Marc Toberoff Executive Producer
Production Mark Wolper Executive Producer
Production George Parra Producer
Writing Lawrence Konner Writer
Writing Alison McDonald Writer
Writing Mark Rosenthal Writer
Writing Charles Murray Writer
Crew Questlove Executive Music Producer