The four-night, eight-hour remake of “Roots”, beginning Memorial Day 2016 in USA on History, A&E and Lifetime, is largely the same story, as the original mini-series from 1977. It is a generational saga of slavery shaped by the racial consciousness of its era.  Philip Miller composed the music for the first episode. It is directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt, Patriot Games, The Bone Collector).  The cast includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. See the official trailer below: