Exclusive! Watch the New Teaser Trailer for History Channel’s ‘Roots’

“Extra” has an exclusive teaser trailer for History Channel’s upcoming event series “Roots.”

The four-night, eight-hour series developed by History is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.

Check out this trailer for an early look at the program starring Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker, and Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.

“Roots” premieres on History on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m.