Watch the Moving First Trailer for 'Roots' Reboot

The revival of Alex Haley's 1977 miniseries will hit screens on Memorial Day.

The first trailer for the highly anticipated Roots miniseries has arrived!

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The Roots reboot features some pretty big names, including Laurence Fishburne, Anika Noni Rose and Forest Whitaker. The UK’s Malachi Kirby will star as Kunta Kinte.

Kirby was handpicked by executive producers and the original Kunta Kinte, LeVar Burton. The music should be pretty epic too as Questlove has joined the project as executive music producer.

If the trailer is any indication, this reboot is going to be just as good as the original. It’s a new way to present a legendary story to a brand new audience, bringing together generations for an incredible television event.

The eight hour, four night series premieres on The History Channel on Memorial Day.

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