SundanceTV will air a series of special programs during Black History Month. It’s February programming includes the history-making Roots miniseries; Roots: The Next Generation and Queen (final chapter of Alex Haley’s Roots story).
Also included will be bio film Malcolm X, Rosewood, The Color Purple and Ghosts of Mississippi.
Hap and Leonard stars Michael Kenneth White and Louis Gossett Jr. will provide will provide interstitial commentary on a range of topics relating to SundanceTV’s Black History Month programming.
SundanceTV is celebrating Black History Month and the 40th Anniversary of the original Roots miniseries from 1977 with a four-day event.
Beginning on Saturday, February 25th, the network will air the original Roots miniseries and its 1979 sequel, Roots: The Next Generations.
Frequently named as one of the most important works in scripted television in history, “Roots,” won 9 Emmy® awards, a Golden Globe award, a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in the U.S.
In what has to be a first, A&E, History and Lifetime have greenlit a remake of the ground-breaking limited series, Roots – the miniseries that told the origins of Author Alex Haley’s family in America.
The event series, which will include original cast member LeVar Burton as an executive producer, will be simulcast on all three networks in 2016.