The History Channel To Air 8-Hour Remake Of ‘Roots’ Beginning On Memorial Day

HISTORY premieres “Roots” on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship. “Roots” will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime, in addition to HISTORY.

Here’s the trailer for the original 1977 series, going on to receive unprecedented Nielsen ratings with the finale still standing as the third-highest rated U.S. television program ever.