Roots 2016 season 1
Air weekdate:Daily Cast:Malachi Kirby, G Hannelius, Derek Luke, Sedale Threatt Jr., Lane Garrison, Erica Tazel, Chad L. Coleman, Regé-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, T.I., James Purefoy, Mekhi Phifer, Laurence Fishburne, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode Genre:Drama, Mini-Series Channel:History Status:Ended
The drama TV series “Roots” tells the story of Alex Haley’s family –a famous black writer and public figure of the United States. Members of his family pass through difficult and terrible experience, they have to face slavery and fight for the rights. They suffer from continuous harassment and mockeries, prosecutions and discrimination. But despite all this, they remain honest people who steadily go to the better future…
Roots 2016 season 1 episodes list:
In 1750 in the river region of The Gambia in West Africa, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, have their first child, a son named Kunta. Kunta is trained in Mandinka customs and is a dedicated student who dream of traveling to the university. After being kidnapped and captured by the Koros, Kunta is sold to British slave traders in 1767 and is shipped to America. In Annapolis, Maryland, he is sold to a Virginia planter named John Waller and is given the slave name Toby. Kunta strongly resists his new name and enslavement. He relies on the wise counsel of Fiddler, an assimilated slave and sophisticated musician who has been assigned to train him. Malachi Kirby, and Forest Whitaker star. (2016)
In 1775, Kunta is working on the Waller farm when he meets English Redcoats encouraging slaves to run away and join the English army. The slaves are promised freedom if they fight for King George.
As George grows to manhood, he exhibits traits of both parents. Like Tom Lea, he loves cockfighting and carousing; an accomplished trainer of gamecocks, he earns the nickname "Chicken George."
After more than 20 years in England, Chicken George is given his freedom and he returns to the Lea farm. In his absence, his family was old off to North Carolina, where he tracks them down.
Roots 2016 season 1 promo