The eight-episode Hulu series Kindred, based on Octavia E. Butler’s sci-fi novel, follows Dana James (Mallori Johnson), a young Black woman and aspiring writer who moves to Los Angeles. Dana is brutally pushed between present-day California and a 19th-century plantation related to her ancestors before she can settle into her new home. Kindred’s first season ends on a cliffhanger: Dana’s boyfriend Kevin is trapped in pre-Civil War Maryland, and Dana is scrambling in the present-day. Is Kindred getting a second season? (tvacute.com)Here’s everything you need to know about a possible Kindred Season 2.
Is Kindred Season 2 renewed?
Though FX has not renewed Kindred for Season 2, the creative team is still very interested in the show. Showrunner and creator Branden Jacobs-Jenkins told THR that the first season covers barely a third of the novel. “And I believe part of the attack on the book is to try to expand the cosmos and inhabit these chambers that are pretty little in the book.”
The Showrunner revealed in an interview with Esquire, “The writers and I are working very hard on the preparations for Season Two. Seasons two, three, and four of our show will be filled with exciting new content. But in order to get a second season, we need people to see the show. I usually advise people to read the book, but if you don’t want to find out what happens, stop reading now. However, there are plans for a second season. A renewal could occur during the next few months.
Kindred Season 2 Release Date
Kindred received a pilot order from FX in March 2021, and in January 2022, the network ordered eight episodes of the series. In a statement to Variety at the time, FX president Nick Grad said, we can’t wait to continue production with this extremely talented and dedicated group. Prior to the December debut, in June 2022, filming was underway. Depending on whether and when the series is renewed, viewers could expect a second installment in late 2023 based on the production timetable.
What can we expect to happen in Kindred Season 2?
For fans who haven’t read the novel, Kindred’s first season ends on a frustrating cliffhanger: Dana’s boyfriend Kevin is trapped in pre-Civil War Maryland, and Dana is scrambling in present-day Los Angeles to figure out how to get him out. Dana’s aunt’s visit prompts her to search through an ancient family bible that is filled with details about their ancestors. Dana learns from the Bible that one of her ancestors, Alice Greenwood, will marry Rufus Weylin, the lad who appears to be pulling Dana back in time again to save his life. All of a sudden, it all makes sense: Dana needs to keep Rufus alive to ensure the birth of her ancestors and to ensure her own survival.
Fans of the novel are aware that there is still a lot of tales yet to be told: on Dana’s subsequent voyage back in time to save Kevin, she will encounter an adult Rufus, and Kevin will have to adjust to a significant portion of his existence in the past. The return of Dana’s mother to contemporary New York could have major repercussions, and Tom Weylin won’t likely consent quietly to his wife and son fleeing to Baltimore. These two made-for-TV modifications could also have negative effects.