Miniseries

Queen Latifah is the executive producer for this AND the upcoming Clark Sisters biopic for the same network.

Roland Martin challenges the longtime rapper to put his money where his mouth is, and fund films depicting successful Blacks. Snoop Dogg set social media ablaze this week after posting a rant bashing History Channel’s reimagined Roots, the film Twelve Years a Slave, and WGN America’s miniseries Underground. The West Coast rapper – best known for his debut […]

I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the […]

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Back when O.J. Simpson verdict was announced in real life, Cuba Gooding Jr. and many other African Americans were happy that he got off. “Back…

Laurence Fishburne is set to star in the A+E adaptation of the 1977 miniseries, Roots, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fishburne will play Alex Haley, who wrote the novel in 1976. James Earl Jones originally played Haley in the series. Roots was centered around Kunta Kinte (played by LeVar Burton) after being sold into slavery, and it follows his life […]

  *Word has it that David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” will spearhead the cable network’s six-hour miniseries adaptation of America: In the King Years, based on the celebrated book trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor Branch. Oprah Winfrey has signed on as a producer, making this her second Martin Luther King […]

  *Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jane Alexander will star in the six-hour miniseries adaptation of “The Book of Negroes,” based on the novel by Lawrence Hill. Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin and Allan Hawco will also star in the production, set to air on BET in the U.S. and Canada’s CBC. […]

  It is not known when the network will air the rebooted miniseries.   First Na’vi now Satan! “Avatar’s” Zoe Saldana has been cast as Rosemary in NBC’s version of “Rosemary’s Baby.” Entertainment Weekly reports that Saldana has been cast in the upcoming four-hour adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1967 novel. Before fans of the classic […]

The History Channel is capitalizing on America’s renewed interest in Black History by partnering with Halle Berry to produce a miniseries about Hannibal Barca. Known…

  *The network that brought you “The Bible” will now attempt to recreate one of the most celebrated television programs of all time. History Channel has announced it will remake the blockbuster 1977 miniseries “Roots,” reports Deadline.com. The cable network plans a new eight-hour version after acquiring rights to the 12-hour original from Mark Wolper, […]

NBC will air Mark Burnett’s follow-up to his History Channel series “The Bible.” “The Bible” delivered huge numbers for History. Its premiere had more than 13 million viewers and the finale on Easter Sunday had 11.7 million viewers. Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, and Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, praised Burnett. “I followed […]

“The Bible” has been an incredibly successful miniseries for the History channel, so it’s no wonder viewers took to the internet after noticing that the actor cast in the role of Satan looks quite a bit like President Barack Obama. Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni plays the role of the fallen angel. A number of Twitter users […]