Articles about Roots
Games of Thrones and The People vs OJ Simpson picked up a lot of Emmy nominations this week – but can they convert them into awards?
Despite criticism from rapper Snoop Dogg, A+E’s reboot of Alex Haley’s slavery story Roots has opened strongly in the US. There was also good news this week for fellow A+E show UnREAL, while Versailles debuted in the UK with a solid audience.
Telling the story of an African man sold into slavery in the US, miniseries Roots became a cultural sensation upon its release in 1977. Now, History hopes to make a similar impact with a remake of the iconic show. DQ meets the cast and crew.
James Franco is proving his star quality in Hulu’s time-travel drama 11.22.63, while Game of Thrones reigns over TV land once more with predictably huge ratings for its season six opener.
A feast of drama will be served in Cannes when MipTV hosts its first ever Drama Screening event next week. DQ previews the line-up and the rest of this year’s market.