'Roots' first airs on Fox
'Roots' is a 2016 American miniseries and a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name. It first aired in May 2016 and stars Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, T.I. and South African actress Nokuthula Ledwaba. It was produced on a budget of $50 million.