About the TV Show
Roots : The Next Generations
First Air Date: February 18, 1979
|First Aired on||:||1979|
|Created By||:||Alex Haley|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||7 episodes in 1 Seasons|
Roots: The Next Generations is a television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley. Roots: The Next Generations was produced with a budget of $16.6 million, nearly three times as large as that of the original.