Charismatic Regé-Jean Page


Character: Chicken George

Directed by: Various

Written by: Various

Cast Members: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, James Purefoy, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin, Mekhi Phifer, LeVar Burton

Episode(s) Number: 1x03, 1x04

Episode(s) Title: Part 3, Part 4

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Duration: 90min

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Part 3: As George grows to manhood, he exhibits traits of both parents. Like Tom Lea, he loves cockfighting and carousing; an accomplished trainer of gamecocks, he earns the nickname, “Chicken George.”

Part 4: After more than 20 years in England, Chicken George is given his freedom and he returns to the Lea farm. In his absence, his family was sold off to North Carolina, where he tracks them down.

Script developed by Never Enough Design