Now Streaming on Kanopy

Now Streaming

Watch Now

Roots (2016)

TV-MA Drama 2h


An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave, Kunta Kinte sold to America and his descendants.

Series Cast

  1. Malachi Kirby

    Kunta Kinte

    4 Episodes

  2. Matthew Goode

    Matthew Goode

    Dr. William Waller

    4 Episodes

  3. James Purefoy

    James Purefoy

    John Waller

    4 Episodes

  4. Forest Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker


    4 Episodes

  5. Emayatzy Corinealdi

    Emayatzy Corinealdi


    4 Episodes

  6. Anika Noni Rose

    Anika Noni Rose


    4 Episodes

  7. Roman Armstrong

    Kunta Kinte

    4 Episodes

  8. Laurence Fishburne

    Laurence Fishburne

    Alex Haley

    4 Episodes

  9. Anna Paquin

    Anna Paquin

    Nancy Holt

    4 Episodes

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season


Season 1

2016 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Roots premiered on May 30, 2016.

View All Seasons



Status Ended


  • See more TV shows from History...

Type Miniseries

Original Language English


Content Score


Almost there...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?