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The First Trailer For The Remake Of Alex Haley's "Roots" Is Here

The brand new miniseries premieres on Memorial Day this year.

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The very first look at the remake of Alex Haley's Roots made its way online today.

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Newcomer Malachi Kirby will the play the lead role of Kunta Kinte, which was originally portrayed by LeVar Burton in the 1977 version.

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Veteran actors Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Anna Paquin will also be a part of the ensemble.

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The miniseries will be part of a four-night event, premiering on Memorial Day at 9:00 p.m.

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