etv welcomes ROOTS to its channel

The international slave history tv series phenomenon that is ROOTS is coming to etv in a form of a remake of the 1970s miniseries. The 2016 reboot of the show, which first aired on the History channel in South Africa, will get its wide audience by airing on etv this November. 

The reboot version of the ROOTS was shot in Kwazulu Natal and Capetown South Africa, with a throng of local actors being cast in the show. Local audiences will see familiar faces like Mary Twala, Lemogang Tsipa and Ernest Ndlovu on the show.

To celebrate the premiere of the miniseries on etv, the channel held a special breakfast at Constitutional Hill in Braamfontein. Members of the media were invited to spend the morning with legendary stage, television and film actress Nandi Nyembe. 

During the breakfast session guests were given a chance to interact with Nyembe and ask her questions about her career and involvement in the miniseries. 

Nyembe, who recently starred in etv's telenovela Ashes to Ashes, is just one of few other former etv and current etv talent that are featured in the US miniseries. Notably is former Rhythm City star, Nokuthula Ledwaba, who stars in ROOTS as the lead character Kunta Kente's mother Binta. Ledwaba received international praise for her portrayal of the matriarch and is featured prominently in the first episode of the series. 

Other notable performer in the series from etv is S'bondiwe star, Mbulelo Grootboom. He plays Foulah in this series. 

ROOTS will air over four weeks on, with double episodes each week, starting from Monday November 6th at 20h30. 

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