FX Orders Pilot Based on Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred #SciFiSunday

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Exciting stuff for all Octavie E. Butler fans out there!! Via Vulture.

When Ava DuVernay announced her collaboration with Victoria Mahoney and Amazon to develop a series adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s 1987 novel Dawn, it was only a matter of time before Butler’s other works would journey to the small screen as well. According to Variety, Watchmen consulting producer, playwright, and Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will write and executive produce a pilot based on Butler’s 1979 book Kindred for FX. But while Dawn follows a Black woman to the future to restore the human race with a little help from alien visitors, Kindred follows its Black protagonist back to America’s slave-holding past to aid her ancestors.

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