'Kindred': FX's Series Adaptation Of Octavia Butler Novel Gets Premiere Date
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'Kindred': FX's Series Adaptation Of Octavia Butler Novel Gets Premiere Date

The FX adaptation of one of the most acclaimed science fiction novels finally has a premiere date. 

In the announcement made over the weekend at New York Comic Con, Kindred, the new drama series based on Octavia E. Butler’s profoundly influential novel, will premiere Dec. 13 exclusively on Hulu. 

The synopsis as is follows:

Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on “Dana James” (Mallori Johnson), 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 settle into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time. She emerges at a nineteenth-century plantation, a place remarkably and intimately linked with Dana and her family. An interracial romance threads through Dana’s past and present, and 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.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins serves as writer and showrunner for the show.

Jenkins also executive produces alongside Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel of Protozoa Pictures, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Jules Jackson and Ernestine Walker.

The series stars Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten Gayle Rankin. Austin Smith, David Alexander Kaplan, Sophina Brown and Sheria Irving.

Check out a new photo from the series below:

Photo: FX

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