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Drama series remake about an African slave sold in America and of his descendants. Kunta Kinte is kidnapped, sold to English slave traders and brought to Maryland in the US.

Juffere, West Africa, 1767 - young, proud Kunta Kinte is being initiated as a Mandinka warrior and ready to start thinking about his future. But a feud with a rival family results in him being kidnapped and sold to English slave traders, who are in the business of transporting shiploads of enslaved Africans to America to be sold. Following an attempted rebellion onboard the ship, Kunta is eventually brought to Maryland, where he is purchased by Virginia tobacco baron John Waller. But the young warrior's indomitable spirit is not ready to be subjugated.

1 hour, 35 minutes

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Tue 18 Dec 2018 02:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
Kunta Kinte Malachi Kirby
Fiddler Forest Whitaker
Alex Haley/Narrator Laurence Fishburne
Omoro Kinte Babatunde Olusanmokun
Jinna Simona Brown
Silla Ba Dibba Derek Luke
Kintango Chris Obi
John Waller James Purefoy
Elizabeth Waller Katie McGuinness
Connelly Tony Curran
Dr William Waller Matthew Goode
Samson Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Sitafa Kedar Williams-Stirling
Ephraim LeVar Burton
Director Phillip Noyce
Executive Producer Barry Jossen
Executive Producer Lawrence Konner
Executive Producer Will Packer
Executive Producer Mark Rosenthal
Executive Producer Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer Mark M Wolper
Producer Alissa M Kantrow
Producer Karen Mayeda Vranek
Producer Ann Kindberg
Producer Cheryl Eatock

Broadcasts

  • Wed 8 Feb 2017 21:00
  • Fri 23 Nov 2018 23:40
  • Sat 24 Nov 2018 00:10
  • Tue 18 Dec 2018 02:10

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