Hulu has announced FX’s upcoming “Kindred” series will premiere on Hulu on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. The premiere will include all eight episodes. 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.
The adaptation centers on Dana, 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, according to the Disney-owned cable channel. 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 most 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.
“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.”
You can check out the Hulu poster below:
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen) will serve as showrunner and writer on the television adaptation of this classic work and executive produce 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” will consist of eight episodes and is produced by FX Productions.