A new “Roots” event series, complete with the original Kunta Kinte, LeVar Burton, on board as a co-executive producer, is in the works to roll out on History, A&E and Lifetime.
Will Packer and Mark Wolper are also involved as executive producers, History EVP and General Manager Dirk Hoogstra announced.
The event series is set to air in 2016.
Said Hoogstra: “‘Roots’ was a groundbreaking television milestone that has had an enduring effect on American culture. We are privileged to be stewards of this universal story and will undertake its retelling with extreme care.”