How to Watch Roots Online in The UK

Seasons: 1

Released: 1977

Rated: TV-14

8.4/10

Updated: 18th Oct, 2021
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
Director: N/A

The cast of Roots

Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr., Lynda Day George

What is Roots about?

A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. He makes several escape attempts until he is finally caught and maimed. He marries Bell, his plantation's cook, and they have a daughter, Kizzy, who is eventually sold away from them. Kizzy has a son by her new master, and the boy grows up to become Chicken George. He's a legendary cock fighter who leads his family into freedom. Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U.S. history, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and emancipation.

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