Sometimes, the world flips upside down. That’s true for Dana, the woman at the center of Octavia Butler’s classic novel, but also for Mallori Johnson, the newcomer discovered and cast to lead FX’s adaptation. Here’s an Inside Look at how Mallori brought Dana’s story to life.
All eight episodes of FX’s “Kindred” are available to stream now on Hulu in the United States. The series will also be coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. The show is based on Octavia E. Butler’s highly influential science fiction novel which was first published in 1979.
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As Dana, a young Black woman and aspiring writer, begins to settle in her new home, she finds herself being pulled back and forth in time, emerging at a nineteenth-century plantation and confronting secrets she never knew ran through her blood.
“Kindred’s” cast includes Mallori Johnson as “Dana James,” Micah Stock as “Kevin Franklin,” Ryan Kwanten as “Thomas Weylin,” Gayle Rankin as “Margaret Weylin,” Austin Smith as “Luke,” David Alexander Kaplan as “Rufus Weylin,” Sophina Brown as “Sarah” and Sheria Irving as “Olivia.”
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen) serves as showrunner and writer on the television adaptation of this classic work and executive produces along with Courtney Lee-Mitchell (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Darren Aronofsky (mother!), and Ari Handel (One Strange Rock) of Protozoa Pictures, Joe Weisberg (The Americans), Joel Fields (Fosse/Verdon), Ernestine Walker and Merrilee Heifetz.
The pilot of “Kindred” was directed and executive produced by Janicza Bravo, director and co-writer of the critically-acclaimed feature Zola.
The first season of “Kindred” consists of eight episodes and is produced by FX Productions.
You can also watch a teaser trailer below: