Octavia E. Butler's Terrifying Time-Travel Novel Comes to Life in the "Kindred" Trailer

Octavia E. Butler's Terrifying Time-Travel Novel Comes to Life in the "Kindred" Trailer

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The trailer for the terrifying new limited series “Kindred” is here. Based on the bestselling novel by Octavia E. Butler, the show is about a woman named Dana (Mallori Johnson) who’s ready to start life on her own terms in Los Angeles. However, things take a horrifying turn when she finds herself pulled back in time to a 19th-century plantation, where she meets some of her ancestors. She can’t control her movements through time, and she keeps getting stuck in the past for longer and longer stretches.

The teaser for the series, part of the FX on Hulu partnership, shows a scared Dana as she ping-pongs through her life in the past and her life in the present with her partner, Kevin (Micah Stock). FX adds, “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.”

Butler’s novel was released in 1979 and is one of the legendary science-fiction novelist’s best-known works. It also takes place during the 1970s, though it seems from the trailer that the TV adaptation will include a more modern setting. Butler died in 2006, and during her lifetime, she published 15 novels and short-story collections, including the Earthseed and Xenogenesis series. Adaptations of many of her novels are currently in development, but “Kindred” is the first one to be released.

Watch the new trailer and read everything else we know about “Kindred” ahead.

“Kindred” Trailer

“Kindred” Release Date

All episodes of “Kindred” will stream on Hulu on Dec. 13.

“Kindred” Cast

In addition to Johnson and Stock, the cast also includes “True Blood”‘s Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, David Alexander Kaplan, Sophina Brown, and Sheria Irving.