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‘Kindred’ Canceled at FX (Exclusive)

Kindred will not move forward at FX. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Disney-backed basic-cable network has canceled the drama based on Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 novel about a young Black woman who is pulled back and forth in time. Showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen) is expected to shop the drama from FX Productions as […]

‘Kindred’ Creator on the Challenges of Blending Time Travel and Trauma

Welcome to the 195th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘Kindred’ Review: FX/Hulu’s Octavia Butler Adaptation Takes Risks That Don’t Pay Off — Yet

The revered novel about time travel and slavery gets a series iteration starring impressive newcomer Mallori Johnson.

‘WandaVision,’ ‘Alien’ Scribe Bobak Esfarjani Inks FX Productions Overall Deal

FX is cementing its relationship with writer Bobak Esfarjani, who’s working on two projects for the cabler. Esfarjani (WandaVision) has signed an overall deal with FX Productions. Under the deal, he’ll continue to work as a writer and supervising producer on FX’s forthcoming Kindred and Alien series while also developing new projects. “Bobak has greatly […]

‘Kindred’ Adaptation Lands Series Order at FX

FX is moving ahead with its adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred. The Disney-owned outlet has given a series order to Kindred, which comes from FX Productions and writer and showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen). It’s based on the influential 1979 novel by Hugo Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Butler, following a young Black woman in […]