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FX orders ‘Kindred’ to Series; Adaptation of science fiction novels by Octavia Butler

FX ordered a trial adaptation of the popular novel by Octavia E. Butler Kindred to batch.

Based on the 1979 novel by MacArthur Fellow and Butler Award-winning Hugo, the eight-episode series follows Dana (played by the new Mallori Johnson), a young black woman and aspiring writer, who has given up a life of domestic duty and moved to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future she feels for the first time.

But before Dana can settle into her new home, she finds herself roughly pulled back and forth in time to a 19th-century plantation where she and her family have an affair. intimate and surprising. An interracial romance runs through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew run through her blood. , in a “genre-breaking exploration of binding relationships”.

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Mallori Johnson in FX’s ‘Kindred’

The cast also includes Micah Stock (Relevant content), Ryan Kwanten (Oath), Gayle Rankin (LIGHT), Austin Smith (Random hovering behavior), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (Harlem’s Godfather) and child actor David Alexander Kaplan (Creepshow).

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (The guard) will act as host and writer on the FX Productions series, and executive produce alongside American‘Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Ernestine Walker and Merrilee Heifetz.

“Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has done a phenomenal job of adapting Kindred for FX and celebrates the legacy and timeless value of Octavia Butler’s groundbreaking novel,” FX Original Programming Director Nick Grad said in a statement. “The pilot directed by Janicza Bravo was brilliant and we can’t wait to continue producing with this incredibly talented and dedicated cast.”

https://tvline.com/2022/01/11/kindred-time-travel-slavery-novel-adaptation-fx-series-order/ FX orders ‘Kindred’ to Series; Adaptation of science fiction novels by Octavia Butler

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