What is Kindred about on Hulu?

Kindred -- Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on “Dana James” (Mallori 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 nineteenth-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. Dana (Mallori Johnson), shown. (Photo credit: Tina Rowden/FX)
Kindred -- Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on “Dana James” (Mallori 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 nineteenth-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. Dana (Mallori Johnson), shown. (Photo credit: Tina Rowden/FX) /
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If you’re looking for a new title to check out this week, we suggest Kindred, the latest Hulu original series that has everyone buzzing.

The 2022 release is perfect for those who love mind-bending shows full of amazing twists and turns. What’s more, the title is also a great watch for those of you out there who have always wondered what you would do if you suddenly woke up in the past. Perhaps you’ll relate to the protagonist’s decisions. The only way to find out is to stream every single episode! But before you do that, let us fill you in on what you can expect from Kindred.

Kindred synopsis

After endless trials and errors, Dana James (Mallori Johnson) finally got her life to a satisfactory place. But before she gets a chance to live her best life, she discovers she’s somehow traveled to 1815. Between struggling to understand how and why this mysterious ability came to be and figuring out ways to remedy a terrible past and present, Dana is thrown into an issue that certainly exceeds her mental and physical skills. Even so, she sets out to uncover the mysteries that only she can solve.

Read the full official synopsis:

"Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on Dana James (Mallori 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 nineteenth-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."

Since you’re already here, you might as well check out the very trippy official trailer for the new release below!

In addition to Johnson, the cast of Kindred features:

  • Micah Stock as Kevin Franklin
  • Ryan Kwanten as Thomas Weylin
  • Gayle Rankin as Margaret Weylin
  • Austin Smith as Luke
  • David Alexander as Rufus Weylin
  • Sophina Brown as Sarah
  • Sheria Irving as Olivia

Lastly, there are eight episodes of Kindred available to stream on Hulu. Each episode falls under about an hour in length and has an age rating of TV-MA.

Now that we’ve given you a quick rundown on what’s in store, it’s time to head to Hulu to stream Kindred!

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