BET’s Top-Rated Original Mini-Series, Starring Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr. and Cuba Gooding Jr., will be making a return on April 7th.
Following in the powerful tradition of “Roots”THE BOOK OF NEGROES , recounts the harrowing journey of Aminata Diallo (Aunjanue Ellis, The Help, Ray) and her return home after being forced into slavery as a child.
A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, the acclaimed mini-series event, which just had its U.S. broadcast premiere on BET this February, will be available as a special edition 3-disc DVD release on April 7, 2015, exclusively from Entertainment One.
Aside from the sweeping six-part historical drama, the loaded DVD set will feature more than three hours of in-depth bonus features — going behind-the-scenes, deeper into history and into the minds of those involved in the production, adding to an already indelible and compelling viewing experience. Extras include the featurettes “History of the Black Loyalists Society” and “Amistad”; ten cast interviews with stars Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. and others; two exclusive interviews with best-selling author Lawrence Hill; and 30-minutes of deleted scenes. Additionally, the set contains a 28-page collector’s book featuring an exclusive essay from Hill.
Check out some exclusive clips from the new DVD below:
Cuba Gooding Jr. on fighting for freedom:
Louis Gosset Jr. on freedom:
For consumers interested in digital options, THE BOOK OF NEGROES is currently available for purchase through all major digital download platforms, either as a complete mini-series or episodically.