FX Nabs Adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Kindred’ https://t.co/YygsqWACsi— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 8, 2021
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that FX will adapt Kindred, based on the influential book by Octavia E. Butler.
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen) is writing the script. Courtney Lee-Mitchell will be an executive producer. Lee-Mitchell also holds rights to the book.
Darren Aronofsky via his Protozoa Pictures will also be an executive producer alongside Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans).
“Since my first encounter with the novel nearly two decades ago, there have been few, if any, books and even fewer authors who have meant as much to me as Kindred and Octavia Butler," said Jacobs-Jenkins.”
The plot: Dana is a young Black aspiring writer. She has left her family obligations and moved to Los Angeles. Soon she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation and she is caught between her future and her past.