It has been reported that FX has ordered a pilot for Kindred, based on the novel by Octavia E. Butler.

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline has reported that FX has ordered a pilot for Kindred.
  • In the 1979 science-fiction novel, Dana is pulled back through time to help others during the times of slavery while showing the impacts of racism, sexism, white supremacy both back then and in current times.
  • The pilot will be from writer and executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen), Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky, and his Protozoa Pictures (Black Swan, The Wrestler), Joe Weisberg, and Joel Fields.

Novel Synopsis:

  • “Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.”
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