History Channel to Remake “ROOTS”
A ROOTS remake is in the works.
History is planning a new eight-hour ROOTS miniseries after acquiring rights to the 12-hour original from Mark Wolper, son of ROOTS executive producer, the late David L. Wolper.
The network is beginning discussions with writers for the remake, which will be a combination of both the book and the original miniseries, but have a contemporary perspective.
“We would like to revive that cultural icon for a new audience,” said History EVP and GM Dirk Hoogstra.
No casting news has been revealed at this time.
- History To Remake Iconic ‘Roots’ Miniseries (deadline.com)
Posted on November 8, 2013, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS and tagged Alex Haley, David L. Wolper, Dirk Hoogstra, History, LeVar Burton, Mark Wolper, Roots, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.