DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD:‘Roots’ Remake Is A Go As Event Series On History, A&E and Lifetime with Will Packer as Executive Producer

Roots, a remake of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time, blockbuster 1977 miniseries Roots, is a go at History, which has been developing the project for over a year. The new event series is being made into a big A+E Networks affair, with History, A&E and Lifetime all set to simulcast it. Prolific feature producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man), who is making a major foray into TV, has come on board as executive producer.

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