‘Kindred’ Trailer: A Young Black Woman Time Travels Into Slavery (Video)

Kindred Trailer (Credit: FX)

FX has released the official trailer for Kindred, the long-awaited adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s best-selling time travel novel by the same name.

Mallori Johnson leads the cast of the eight-episode series as Dana James, a young Black woman and aspiring writer who uprooted her life and moved to Los Angeles. But just as she begins to settle into her new home, Dana finds herself being pulled back and forth in time and arrives at a plantation in 1815.

The video shows a terrified Dana transported to a field where slaves are working the land.

“Am I crazy?” she asks.

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The cast also includes Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, David Alexander Kaplan, Sophina Brown, and Sheria Irving.

Writer and showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins adapted Kindred for television. Jacobs-Jenkins additionally serves as an executive producer alongside Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Jules Jackson, Ernestine Walker, Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel of Protozoa Pictures.

Janicza Bravo directed and executive produced the pilot. The eight-episode season is produced by FX Productions.

All eight episodes of Kindred will be available Dec. 13 exclusively on Hulu.

Watch the trailer below:

YouTube video