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Lawrence Fishburne, Roots, Alex Haley, Blackish

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Production is already under way in New Orleans, for the remake of Alex Hailey’s “Roots.” The story of Kunte Kinte will have a simultaneous premiere on History, A&E, and Lifetime at some point next year.

The mini-series is set to star veteran actors, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Derek Luke, “The Wire’s” Chad Coleman and Laurence Fishburne to name a few. The role of Kunte Kinte will be played by newcomer and British Actor, Malachi Kirby.

Again, there’s still no official premiere date but critics are already talking Emmy nominations!