Roots Remake Gets Greenlight, with LeVar Burton Producing

Norman Weiss

Roots remake gets greenlight, with LeVar Burton producing
History channel, A&E and Lifetime are teaming for a new version of the hit '70s miniseries that is described as "an original, contemporary production, incorporating more material from Alex Haley's novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Original Roots star Burton, who will serve as co-executive producer on the new version, says: "There is a huge audience of contemporary young Americans who do not know the story of Roots or its importance. I believe now is the right time to tell this story so that we can all be reminded of its impact on our culture and identity."

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