No Season 2 for the book-based drama.
January 30, 2023
It is being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that FX has cancelled Kindred after one season. The drama released its 8-episode freshman run in December as an 'FX on Hulu' original, receiving a mixed reception from critics but faring better overall with audience scores.
Based on the Octavia E. Butler novel of the same name, the series follows young, Black aspiring writer Dana James, who has uprooted her life to move to Los Angeles looking to claim a future that feels all her own. Before she even settles into her new home, Dana finds herself being mysteriously pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation, where she learns secrets about her family's past.
02/11/23 at 04:02am
02/08/23 at 10:54am
This show is so good well written with amazing actors. The story is very intriguing and I wish it had been picked up for another season! I will definitely get the book and read more from this author, Octavia E. Butler!
02/06/23 at 03:51pm
It's a shame. I binged-watched this one. It's a different kind of horror story, a modern Black woman essentially being enslaved and her white boyfriend slowly being forced to take on the role of a slave owner.
There was also a nice contrast the writers put into the series that wasn't in the novel. Back in the nineteenth century nobody cared how slave owners abused their slaves. Here in the 21th century, everybody is in everybody else's business, to the point that bruises on the main character were automatically assumed to be caused by her boyfriend because of abuse.
02/02/23 at 11:45am
I loved the show and wanted to see where it was headed. There are people out here that enjoy and are intrigue by this content and would want to see more.
02/01/23 at 09:06am
Well, they didn't tell the story to the end. That turned me off. I don't like being tricked into a hook. In the novel, I don't remember the main character being identified as a black woman until she finds herself in a bad situation. Butler unfolds the tale and takes us on a journey that any decent human being could understand and appreciate from this young, modern, black woman's perspective. This program let us off at the first stop along the way. Too bad. I hope Ms. Butler's stories are made into films by ppl that get the fine points of her rich story telling and understanding of the human condition.
01/31/23 at 11:41am
I couldn't get through one full episode of this show. I want to see more black fantasy/scfi/historical shows that don't center around slavery, systematic racism, or the black struggle in any of it's forms. And I'm not talking about colorblind casting choices that don't make sense or aren't needed. There is black centered mythology/stories from MANY cultures and there are black creators that have original intellectual property that they could develop that doesn't have a thing to do with slavery or racism. Sometimes we want escapism just like anyone else.
01/31/23 at 11:10am
I read the book and watched the series. I enjoyed both.but I can say I didn't think it would last .people are sick and tired of being preached to.its a shame I hate woke propaganda as well .but this show didn't have any .
01/31/23 at 02:54am
Yeah, time-travel stuff is tricky, especially when some very sensitive history is at the center of the plot, and given the current polarized political climate.