The e.tv exclusive free-to-air run of Roots ends on Monday 27 November.
Global smash hit TV series Roots comes to an end this week on e.tv, with the thrilling fourth and final instalment on Monday 27 November at 08:30PM.
The series, which reflects the heart-breaking struggles that many Africans encountered as they were taken from their homes and sold as slaves, took e.tv viewers on the journey of one such slave, Kunta Kinte. Roots concludes after more than 20 years of slavery, with Kinte’s Grandson, Chicken George, returning from England to the Lea farm after he was given his freedom.
In his absence, his family was sold off to North Carolina. Once he tracks them down, he is reunited with Matilda – but finds his youngest boy, a master blacksmith, is now the leader of the family. A quiet, hardworking young man, Tom nurses a rage against his father, who he blames for abandoning the family. George meets up with a young, hot-headed slave, Cyrus, with whom he joins the Memphis Colored Battery. Inspired by a vision of Kunta Kinte, George’s son Tom rescues him commits a heroic act that will change the course of the family’s history.True to Kunta’s hope, the family finally finds freedom and keeps the family and its traditions intact.
The star-studded American cast of Roots features top International award-winning talent, including Malachi Kirby, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Forrest Whittaker and more, alongside well-known South African actors Nandi Nyembe, Nokhuthula Ledwaba, Mbulelo Grootboom and more.
Watch the promo HERE.
Catch the reverting and emotionally-charged final episode of Roots at 8:30 on Monday 27 November on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).