A decade after becoming a slave, Kunta Kinte (a continually impressive Malachi Kirby) escapes.

He becomes embroiled in the horrors of the American Revolution, fighting for the British, but it’s not long before he’s back under the brutal regime of slave owners the Wallers…

Love is in the air, though, as Kunta meets fiery slave Belle, but when they become parents to daughter Kizzy, he has to watch his little girl grow up in slavery.

As time marches on for the family, Jonathan Rhys Meyers gives a horribly compelling turn as Tom Lea, the sadistic brute who becomes the teenage Kizzy’s owner. Another stunning, harrowing episode