‘Kindred’ TV Series Ordered at FX « CmaTrends

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FX has ordered to collection its TV adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s novel “Kindred” from Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Darren Aronofsky and “The Americans” creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. A primary-look picture of the present (pictured above) has additionally been launched.

Picked up as a pilot in March 2021, the eight-episode sci-fi present facilities on Dana (newcomer Mallori Johnson), a younger Black lady and aspiring author who has uprooted her lifetime of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, prepared to assert a future that, for as soon as, feels all her personal. But, earlier than she will be able to get settled into her new house, she finds herself being violently pulled backwards and forwards in time to a nineteenth-century plantation with which she and her household are surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads by means of her previous and current, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets and techniques she by no means knew ran by means of her blood, on this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.

Along with Johnson, FX’s “Kindred” stars Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and David Alexander Kaplan.

“Watchmen” alum Jacobs-Jenkins is showrunner and author on “Kindred,” and government produces alongside aspect Courtney Lee-Mitchell, who acquired the rights to the novel in 2008, Aronofsky and Ari Handel of Protozoa Pictures, Weisberg, Fields, Ernestine Walker and Merrilee Heifetz. “Zola” filmmaker Janicza Bravo directed and government produced the pilot.

Based on Butler’s 1979 MacArthur Fellow and Hugo Award winner of the identical title, “Kindred” hails from FX Productions.

“Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has done a phenomenal job of adapting ‘Kindred’ for FX and honoring the legacy and timeless value of Octavia Butler’s groundbreaking novel,” Nick Grad, president of authentic programming at FX, stated. “The pilot directed by Janicza Bravo is brilliant and we can’t wait to resume production with this incredibly talented and dedicated cast.”

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