HISTORY’s critically acclaimed drama, ‘Roots’ will be available on Blu-ray and DVD August 23rd.
A powerful reimagining of the essential American story, HISTORY’s Roots arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) August 23 from Lionsgate. The premiere episode of Roots debuted on Memorial Day and met enthusiasm of the audiences. Based on the Alex Haley novel and inspired by the wildly successful 1977 series, Roots tells a story of one family’s struggle to resist the institution of American slavery.
“Nearly 40 years ago I had the privilege to be a part of an epic television event that started an important conversation in America,” said LeVar Burton, Co-Executive Producer and the original Kunta Kinte. “I am incredibly proud to be a part of this new retelling and start the dialogue again, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”
The 4-part miniseries is brought to life by an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Anna Paquin (TV’s “True Blood”), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (TV’s “The Tudors”), Mekhi Phifer (The Divergent Series), Tip “T.I.” Harris (Ant-Man), Matthew Goode (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), alongside breakouts Regé-Jean Page and Malachi Kirby.