(NEW YORK) — History’s Roots remake was a big hit.
The network says the premiere episode of the miniseries was watched by 14.4 million people over the course of its premiere week last week, taking into account time-shifting viewings via methods like DVR.
Roots starred Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte, with Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It wrapped up its four-night run last Thursday on the History channel and its associated networks.
June 7, Warner Bros. Home Video will release a special commemorative Blu-ray/Digital HD version of the original Roots, which aired in 1977 on ABC.
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