Monday, May 30, 2016

Roots TV remake billboards...

Roots TV remake billboard
How do you reimagine a groundbreaking television series like Roots, and more importantly, why would you?

Maybe because things haven't changed that much since the original TV event series in 1977, when Black Lives Matter is a necessary cause, the Oscars white-washing seems to repeat itself every other year and black people continue to be killed by police on a regular basis in America.
Roots History remake billboard
Once again based on Alex Haley's 1976 book, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, the new four-part, eight hour series revisits an important and troubling time in American history, and follows the multigenerational journey of an 18th century African slave sold to the U.S., his life experiences and those of and his descendants.
Roots TV remake teaser billboard
This billboard for History's Roots mini-series remake was snapped along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood on April 20, 2016.

The original series is such a part of American TV history, watched by an estimated 130 million people, so let's see if history can repeat itself this Memorial Day.
Roots 2016 remake billboard
UPDATED: The Roots remake may not have achieved anywhere close to the original viewing figures, but 5.3 million is quite a respectable audience in this day and age. It wasn't long before this Emmy consideration billboard for actress Anika Noni Rose popped up along Hollywood's Vine Street on June 1, 2016.
Roots Anika Noni Rose 2016 Emmy FYC billboard
And here's another Emmy consideration billboard for Roots, this one for Oscar-winner Forest Whittaker, snapped along Pico Boulevard on June 2, 2016.
Forest Whitaker Roots 2016 Emmy consideration billboard
UPDATED: Congratulations to Roots for garnering five Primetime Emmy nominations. Here's a billboard hoping to turn those nominations into wins snapped at the bottom of L.A.'s Barham Boulevard on September 3, 2016.

Fans of the mini-series can also enjoy these costumes from the Roots remake on display.
Roots 2016 Emmy nomination billboard

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