A&E, Lifetime and the History channel to air the ‘Roots’ Remake in 2016

Will Packer and LeVar Burton, who played Kunta Kinte in the original “Roots,” are heading up  the project with Mark Wolper, son of the original producer of the 1977 ABC miniseries, David L. Wolper. Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Alison McDonald and Charles Murray are the writers brought on for the project. Producers will work closely with historians and other experts to incorporate new information about the historical period uncovered since the original book and mini were released.

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