Tony winner Anika Noni Rose is among the actors newly casted in A&E Networks’ remake of Roots, the network announced Wednesday.
Anika Noni Rose will play Kizzy, “the cherished, smart daughter of Kunta Kinte who maintains her family pride and warrior spirit.”
Also joining the cast is Forest Whitaker and Derek Luke.
Production on the Roots revival is underway in New Orleans and set to begin later this month in South Africa. The revival will air on History, A&E and Lifetime.