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15 Reasons We Need A "Roots" Remake

Don't miss the epic finale of Roots, tonight on HISTORY.

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This Memorial Day, HISTORY premiered its remake of Roots, the 1977 slavery miniseries based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, with a new vision and a stellar cast.

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But why do we need a reboot of Roots, anyway? It turns out there are some pretty good reasons to be excited:

3. ...and that information will dramatically change the story of Roots.

But you don't have to take Co-Executive Producer Levar Burton's word for it. He was only the star of the original Roots, so what would he know?

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