The TV adaptation of Octavia E. Butlers preeminent novel, Kindred, will be headed to the small screen this December.
The announcement was made at New York Comic Con on Sunday, per Deadline. The series will be released exclusively on Hulu with all eight episodes available to watch on FX. The highly anticipated series was given a pilot order from the the network earlier this year. Production began last September with Zola director Janicza Bravo at the helm and is being written by Watchmen’s Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who also serves as the series showrunner.
According to the official synopsis per Deadline, Kindred will tell the story of “Dana (played by Julliard School grad newcomer Mallori Johnson, a San Diego Native), a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a nineteenth-century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.”
We’ll be watching!
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