Kindred is a forthcoming FX science fiction drama based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Hugo Award winner Octavia E. Butler, which combines time travel and is influenced by slave narratives.
Butler himself referred to the book as “a type of gloomy fantasy” when it was published in 1979. More than 30 years later, an eight-episode miniseries has been made from it.
Instead of adapting the full book in its first season, the adaptation chooses to focus more on the science fiction element of the plot. Along with Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Darren Aronofsky, and Ari Handel, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins acts as the showrunner and executive who produces the drama.
KINDRED TRAILER OUT
The trailer for this eagerly awaited science fiction series has been released by FX Networks. Dana Johnson was introduced in the two-minute teaser as a young Back writer who immigrated to Los Angeles with her white spouse Kevin.
She feels paranormal activity happening around her and at times is forcibly tugged back and forth as she tries to settle down in her new and promising life. She came out at the 19th-century plantation, where Dana and her family were waiting for her. It depicts her fighting to face secrets that she had no idea ran through her bloodstream.
This story has always been ahead of its time… Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER for @KindredFX, a new series based on Octavia E. Butler’s critically acclaimed novel. All Episodes Streaming December 13th. Only on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/0rjHhrqsu5
— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) November 15, 2022
KINDRED OTT RELEASE DATE
On December 19, 2022, the first episode will air. The series, which was created by FX and Protozoa Pictures, will only be available on Hulu in the US. It will be viewable on Star+ in additional regions in Latin America. On the same day, Indian audiences may watch it on Disney+Hotstar.
KINDRED STAR CAST
Actress Mallori Johnson plays the young Black writer Dana Johnson in the miniseries, and actor Micah Stock portrays her White husband Kevin. While Stock most recently appeared in the Disney+ historical drama series of 2019, The Right Stuff, Johnson is recognized for her roles in The Other Zoe, WeCrashed, and other projects.
Ryan Kwanten plays Thomas Weyline, Gayle Rankin plays Margaret Weyline, Austin Smith plays Luke, David Alexander Kaplan plays Rufus Weyline, Sophina Brown plays Sarah, and Sheria Irving plays Olivia in the series.