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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.

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