Octavia Butler's Kindred is heading to television

The project will hopefully shine more light on the late author's body of work

Octavia Butler's Kindred is heading to television

Good news for Octavia Butler fans: The Hollywood Reporter says that FX has formally ordered its adaptation of the late author's acclaimed novel Kindred to a full series, after a pilot order last year.

Word on the efforts broke just under a year ago: FX ordered a pilot episode in March written by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and later tapped Janicza Bravo (Zola) to direct and newcomer Mallori Johnson to star as Dana. In September, it rounded out the cast with a handful of additional actors: Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (WeCrashed), David Alexander Kaplan (Embattled, Creepshow), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Gayle Rankin (Perry Mason, Glow), Austin Smith (Russian Doll), and Micah Stock (The Right Stuff, Amazing Stories).

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