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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

1 Season

Drama, History, War & Military


as Alex Haley
as Simon Haley
as Elizabeth Harvey
as Cousin Georgia Anderson
as Irene Harvey
as Andy Warner
as Alex Haley, Age 12
as Branch Haley
as Lee Garnet
as Alex Haley, ages 17-25
as la reine Victoria Haley


Roots: The Next Generations is a television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley. Roots: The Next Generations was produced with a budget of $16.6 million, nearly three times as large as that of the original.

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