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)