In American television’s quest to recycle everything now they want to remake one of the finest television miniseries of all time: Roots.
I appreciate there is a generation of viewers who have never seen this miniseries, but it will be mighty hard to improve upon the 1977 series. The original earned a whopping 37 Emmy nominations, winning nine of them.
Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the History network has acquired the rights to the 12-hour original from Mark Wolper, the son of late Roots exec producer David L. Wolper, from the estate of author Alex Haley.
Wolper will executive produce History’s new take, with a search under way for a writer on the project, which is described as a contemporary take (ugh).
Of course History recently brought us The Bible….. and just look what it did with that book.