One of the many Octavia Butler adaptations currently in development has an official debut date! During a New York Comic Con panel, it was announced that all eight episodes of Kindred will premiere Tuesday, December 13th, exclusively on Hulu.
The Kindred series is written and executive produced by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and directed by Janicza Bravo. It stars Juilliard grad Mallori Johnson as Dana Franklin, a young Black writer transported back in time to a pre-Civil War plantation. According to Deadline, Kindred also features Micah Stock in the role of 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.
The adaptation, which received a series order in January of this year, will also eventually be available on Star+ in Latin America.
Kindred was Butler's fourth published novel, and her first standalone book. Beacon Press describes the 1979 work as "the classic novel that has sold more than 450,000 copies."
It has previously been adapted into an audio drama and an Eisner Award-winning graphic novel written by Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings.
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