Did anyone else know that Octavia E. Butler’s novel Kindred (a favorite of mine, for sure) was getting made into a series for FX? Because with all the talk surrounding shows like Manifest, The Watcher and even From Scratch, it totally flew under my radar.
I was scrolling through Twitter (like any other day) when I saw the trailer for the new series pop up on my feed. Before I even pressed play, I was experiencing a range of emotions: surprise, shock, confusion—and I couldn’t stop asking myself why.
At the start of the teaser for the new FX series, we see our main leading lady, Dana James (played by Mallori Johnson) plunged right into antebellum Maryland. Still in a daze, she sees a young white boy floating in a lake, unconscious. Luckily, she saves him and instead of a “thank you,” she is staring into the barrel of a gun and is asked, “What the devil is going on here?”