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Octavia Butler's Best-Selling Novel Comes to Life in the Trailer for Kindred

The FX series premieres on Hulu in December.
  • A young Black writer finds herself violently dragged between two eras in the trailer for Kindred

    The series, which stars Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, David Alexander Kaplan, Sophia Brown, and Sheria Irving, follows Dana James (Johnson), an aspiring writer who relocates to Los Angeles in the hopes of reclaiming her life and pursuing a bright future. Just as she's finding her footing, however, she is pulled back and forth in time to a nineteenth-century plantation and back to present. 

    Per the official synopsis, "the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind." 

    Based on Octavia Butler's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, Kindred is adapted by writer and showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The eight-episode first season is executive produced by Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, and Jules Jackson.

    All episodes of Kindred will stream on Hulu December 13. 

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Kindred, FX