Ed Lover explains his initial hesitancy about watching the new remake of “Roots” to the producer of the highly anticipated reboot, Will Packer. He explains how he foresaw the challenge of casting the right Kunta Kinte, which would make or break the experience for the viewer, in his opinion.

But the Roots team did find the right Kunta Kinte- his name is Malachi Kirby, and he turned out to be an amazing pick. Will Packer explains how the casting directors found Malachi, and how far and wide they had to cast the net to find them. Plus, they talk about how the new reboot does the original justice, while also playing to a new generation of viewers. Check out the exclusive video above to hear more of this fascinating conversation on The Ed Lover Show.

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