This month marks the opening of Showing Roots on Lifetime .
Set in 1977, Showing Roots explores the pent up racial tensions of a small town through the eyes of two women (Maggie Grace, Taken and Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black), who work together at the local beauty parlor. They forge an unlikely friendship and become inspired to integrate their town when the miniseries Roots hits the airwaves – much to the dismay of those around them. Rounding out the all-star cast are Adam Brody (The O.C.), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful), who starred in the original Roots. Showing Roots airs Thursday, May 26 at 10pm ET/PT.
Showing Roots is produced by Michael Mailer, Susan Batten and Nick Thurlow. Ostar Productions in association with Upload Films/AMPM Enterprises present the film executive produced by Bill Haber, Jeffrey Hayes, Martin Tuchman, Mary Margaret Bell, Tom Wynne, Blythe Frank, Jennifer Gelfer, Christopher J. Wilmont, Joseph Shapiro, Alan Helene, Steven Swarzman and Eduard de Gardiola. The movie is directed by Michael Wilson and written and produced by Susan Batten.
Will you be watching? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!