BGN interviews the cast and crew of FX’s Kindred.
Featured in the interviews are creator/executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and cast members Sheria Irving, Sophina Brown, Austin Smith, and Mallori Johnson. Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on Dana James (Johnson), a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But before she can settle into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time.
She emerges at a 19th-century plantation, a place remarkably and intimately linked with Dana and her family. 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.
Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf
Video editor: Jamie Broadnax
FX’s Kindred is currently streaming on Hulu.