‘Kindred’ Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Episodes, Plot, Spoilers and More

Kindred Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

According to showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, the creative team has big plans and big dreams for the Octavia Butler adaptation—but no official renewal yet.

Octavia Butler hive, rise up! After decades of being under-appreciated and under-adapted, the legendary science fiction writer is finally taking the screen by storm. Kindred has landed on FX, while adaptations of Fledgling, Wild Seed, and Dawn are also coming soon to the small screen (meanwhile, Parable of the Sower, currently in the pipeline at A24, is set to mark the author’s feature film debut).

Kindred (TV Mini Series 2022– ) - IMDb

In Kindred, Butler’s fourth and best-known novel, a Black woman named Dana finds herself violently transported back in time to the antebellum plantation where her ancestors were enslaved. Each time she pinballs through past and present, Dana’s stays at the plantation become longer and more dangerous, forcing her to confront the gruesome legacies of slavery, misogynoir, and white supremacy.

 FX’s adaptation, now streaming in its entirety on Hulu, lands in a world eager for more of Butler’s prophetic wisdom.

Is Kindred Renewed for Season Two?

FX hasn’t officially renewed Kindred yet, but that’s not for lack of interest on the creative team’s part.

Speaking with Esquire, showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins said, “The writers and I are working very hard on the plans for Season Two. We have a lot planned for Season Two, Season Three, and Season Four. But we need people to watch the show so that we can get our second season. I always encourage people to read the book, though if you don’t want to spoil it for yourself, definitely don’t keep reading. But yes, there are plans for season two. Big dreams.”

What Could Happen in Kindred Season Two?

For viewers unfamiliar with the book, Season One of Kindred ends on a maddening cliffhanger: Dana’s lover Kevin is stuck in antebellum Maryland, with a frantic Dana back in modern-day Los Angeles, unsure of how to rescue him.

A visit from Dana’s aunt inspires her to dig into an old family Bible, inscribed with records of their ancestors. In the Bible, Dana discovers that one of her ancestors, Alice Greenwood, will have a child with Rufus Weylin, the boy who seems to pull Dana back in time, again and again, to save his life. Suddenly, it all makes sense: Dana must keep Rufus alive in order for her ancestors to be born, and in order to guarantee her own existence.

Readers of the book know that there’s much more story yet to come: Dana’s next trip back in time to rescue Kevin will see her meet an adult Rufus, while Kevin will be forced to acclimate to a long stretch of life in the past. Two made-for-TV changes could have fallout, too: no doubt Tom Weylin won’t acquiesce quietly to his wife and son escaping to Baltimore, and the reappearance of Dana’s mother in modern-day New York stands to have serious consequences.

When Will Kindred Season Two Come Out?

Without an official renewal, it’s anyone’s guess, but hope springs eternal. Watch this space for updates as we continue to learn more.

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