Season 1

Roots: A New Vision: Power of Identity (Lifetime TV)

The cast and creators of "Roots" reflect on the power of personal and cultural identity depicted in the miniseries.

Roots: A New Vision: Family Is Everything

The story of Roots spans multiple generations, but the concept of love and sacrifice for family remains a constant. Find out more about the power of family in this behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming World Premiere mini-series.

Source: History Channel

Roots: A New Vision: Extended Sneak Peek

A sneak peek at the upcoming World Premiere mini-series Roots.

Source: History Channel

Roots: A New Vision: Roots' Legacy

The cast and crew of Roots reveal their inspiration for taking part in this reimagining of the classic miniseries.

Source: History Channel

Roots Extended Sneak Peek

A first look at the TV miniseries "Roots", starring Laurence Fishburne, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Source: A&E; TV

1 :01x01 - Part 1

It is 1750 and Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped and sold to British slave traders and after arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases him.

2 :01x02 - Part 2

Some Redcoats try to convince slaves to run away and join the English army. Kunta manages to escape but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure he never manages to get away again.

3 :01x03 - Part 3

George ends up becoming an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George. George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter.

4 :01x04 - Part 4

Chicken George makes his back to the Lea farm after 20 years. George's son, Tom, has a grudge against his father. George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery.
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | Educational | History
Status: New Series
Network: A&E; ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: May 30, 2016
Episode Order: 4
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