Kindred trailer brings Octavia E. Butler’s time travel classic to life

Plans to adapt the famous novel by Octavia E. Butler kind for the screen has been around Hollywood since the book was published in 1979. But with the help of writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (the guard), the sci-fi saga has finally found a foothold at FX and Hulu. FX premiered the first full trailer this Tuesday, following an earlier trailer released last weekrevealed that the entire first season is coming to Hulu this December.

Executive producer by Darren Aronofsky and Janicza Bravo (zola), who also directs the pilot, kind takes a more grounded approach to a sensational time travel adventure. Mallori Johnson (we crashed) plays Dana, a young black woman and aspiring writer who moves to Los Angeles to start her life. But, as FX put it in the show’s official synopsis,” before Dana could settle in, she “found herself being roughly dragged back and forth in time to a 19th-century plantation. with which she and her family have a surprising and intimate connection. An interracial romance runs through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to face the secrets she never knew run through her bloodstream. in this genre-breaking exploration of binding relationships.

The full season release of kind bears a striking resemblance to Amazon Studios’ approach to Underground Railroad, Barry Jenkins’ 2021 television adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel of the same name, was released in its entirety on May 14 of last year. a Peabody Award, one can’t help but wonder if the series could attract a larger word-of-mouth audience if it were to have a multi-episode release. And what could be more poised for word-of-mouth success than a great sci-fi series based on an all-time classic.

In her long career, Octavia E. Butler was a Hugo Award winner and a member of MacArthur, but kind remains her most famous and influential novel. We’ll see if the series adaptation can make a similar connection with audiences when it premieres in its entirety on December 13.

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