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'Roots' 2016 - Full Cast List & Character Descriptions

The 2016 remake of the Roots mini-series premiered on History Channel tonight and you can meet the full cast right here.

Malachi Kirby was introduced to the world in the first night of the mini-series as the important character Kunta Kinte.

Other stars who will be featured in the four episodes include Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, and more!

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history – including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.

Click inside to meet the cast of Roots… More Here! »

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Christina Hendricks Brings 'Hap And Leonard' To NYC - Watch Official Trailer Here!

Christina Hendricks strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the premiere of her brand new SundanceTV series Hap And Leonard held at the Hill Country Barbecue Market on Thursday (February 25) in New York City.

The 40-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams, Pollyanna McIntosh, Neil Sandilands, Jeff Pope and Jimmi Simpson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Christina Hendricks

Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-part series stars James as Hap Collins, a working class laborer who spent time in federal prison as a young man for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War – Watch the trailer below!


‘Hap And Leonard’ Official Trailer

FYI: Christina is wearing Kurt Geiger shoes.

25+ pictures inside of Christina Hendricks and her co-stars at the premiere party…More Here! »

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Christina Hendricks' New Character 'Jumped Off the Page'

Christina Hendricks poses for photos while attending the SundanceTV panel at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour on Friday (January 8) at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif.

The 40-year-old former Mad Men actress was joined at the event by her Hap and Leonard co-star James Purefoy.

Christina plays the part of Hap’s ex-wife and she says “when I read it, she jumped off the page to me. I thought, ‘I want to get to know her. I want to embody this person.’ I liked her freedom, her saunter, her vernacular. I find her very playful and hopeful — and a trainwreck. I liked all of those things.”

Hap and Leonard premieres on Wednesday, March 2 at 10/9c on Sundance Channel.

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