In Showing Roots, a small Southern town in 1977 is turned upside down when the miniseries, Roots, hits the airwaves. Two women who work together at the local beauty parlor (Orange Is The New Black star Uzo Aduba and Taken 3 star Maggie Grace) forge an unlikely friendship and become inspired to integrate their town – much to the dismay of those around them.
The women watch as years of pent up racial tensions boil over. Rounding out an all-star cast are Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern and Cicely Tyson, who starred in the original, Roots.
Showing Roots is produced by Michael Mailer Films and Ostar Productions in association with Upload Films/AMPM Enterprises.
Check out the Showing Roots trailer below and be sure to tune into the premiere on Thursday, May 26th 10pm ET on Lifetime.