Roots

The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed nine-and-a-half-hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.

Ended
created in 1977 and concluded in 2007 by Alex Haley.
The show consists of 2 seasons and 10 episodes.

S01E02

S01E02 : Part II 8.37/10 (141 voting)

S01E01

S01E01 : Part I 8.27/10 (178 voting)

S01E04

S01E04 : Part IV 8.26/10 (123 voting)

Trailer

Posters

ActorRoleActorRole
LeVar Burton LeVar Burton
Kunta Kinte
Cicely Tyson Cicely Tyson
Binta
Sandy Duncan Sandy Duncan
Missy Anne Reynolds
Louis Gossett Jr. Louis Gossett Jr.
Fiddler
Scatman Crothers Scatman Crothers
Mingo
Lloyd Bridges Lloyd Bridges
Evan Brent
Georg Stanford Brown Georg Stanford Brown
Tom Harvey
Ben Vereen Ben Vereen
"Chicken" George
John Amos John Amos
Kunta Kinte (Adult)
NameJob
Creator
Gilbert MosesDirector
David GreeneDirector
John ErmanDirector
Marvin J. ChomskyDirector

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  • banner
  • Original title

    Roots

  • Type

  • Episodes

    2 Seasons • 10 Episodes

  • Rating

    8.4/10 (13 540 voting)

  • Popularity : 100%

  • Country of origin

    US

  • Original language(s)

    en

  • Running time

    90 : • 45 :

  • Status

    Ended