FX’s latest mystery drama, Kindred, premiered on Hulu on December 13 and is being appreciated by the audience for its gripping storyline. The eight-episode series is based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Octavia E. Butler.
Kindred follows the story of a young writer named Dana who moves to Los Angeles but finds herself stuck in a mysterious loop of time travel, which sends her back to a 19th-century plantation in California, which is related to her family history.
The first season of the show ended on a cliffhanger, with many questions still left unanswered. Fans are now wondering if the show will return with a new season. Here is everything we know about Kindred season 2.
Kindred Season 2: Renewal Status and Premiere Date
Kindred has not been renewed for a second season at the time of writing. However, fans need not worry as the show premiered just recently, and FX will take at least a few weeks to announce the renewal. The network will take into consideration the viewership numbers of the first season to green-lit the second season.
A new season of Kindred can very much be on the cards since there is a lot of source material from the novel yet to be covered in the series. Series creator and showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has also revealed his plans to make Kindred into a multi-season show.
“In this first season, we cover only about a third of the material of the book. And I think part of the attack on the book is to see if we can kind of expand the universe and occupy these rooms that are quite small in the book,” Branden said, adding that there could be three to four seasons of the show.
As for the premiere date, if the second season is ordered in the next few weeks, we can expect the show to return by the end of 2023. The first season was ordered in January 2022 and debuted in December 2022. If the same trend is followed, Kindred season 2 will premiere by December 2023.
Kindred Season 2 Expected Storyline
The first season of the show ended with chapter 3 of the novel, titled The Fall. The next season will likely begin with the events of chapter 4, The Fight. In the book, Dana leaves Kevin behind in 1815 and returns five years later, or only eight days in the modern world.
Dana then goes on a search for Kevin, and Rufus’ father sends him to the plantation to meet her. However, the time they spend apart changes the dynamics of their relationship, especially because of Kevin’s white privilege.
Kevin then tries to take Dana with him out of the plantation, but the couple is threatened by Rufus at gunpoint. They both then return to Los Angeles in the modern world.
Kindred Season 2 Star Cast
Some of the cast members are expected to return in the second season; however, many others are expected to be recast since the show will feature significant time jumps. The series stars Micah Stock as Kevin Franklin, Ryan Kwanten as Thomas Weylin, Gayle Rankin as Margaret Weylin, and Austin Smith as Luke.
Other cast members include David Alexander Kaplan as Rufus Weylin, Sophina Brown as Sarah, Sheria Irving as Olivia, Abigail Shannon as Alice, Lindsey Blackwell as Carrie, Christopher Farrar as Nigel, and Eisa Davis as Denis.
For more news and updates, keep watching this space.
I watched the entire series today and I cannot wait for the 2nd season.
This is a must watch!
One of the best. They shouldn’t hold on too long for the 2. Superb dialogue throughout.
I just finished Season 1 and must see another season. The acting is wonderful and the story line so interesting!
Great writing, casting and story! 👍👍👍
I also watched it today very good. Looking forward for a second season
I mean this has me on the edge… I am like why do this I be wanting 2nd season to readily available, this is so good! Great writing… Now I’m ordering the book!
The cliffhanger is awesome.
The writer doesn’t mention the book in the correct manner..I believe 7 yrs passed and there’s no mention of “white privilege” as the reason Kevin is detached from Dana because in the book they are married and he saw horrific things so he becomes detached from the modern world..I really wish reading the book was a requirement for those paid to write about Kindred..It’s owed to an author (Octavia E.Butler) with such immense talent;who’s life was cut too soon.
The plantation was in Maryland and not California. I remember this as someone who lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
I thought California was wrong too.
There were never plantations in California. The plantation in the story is in Maryland.
It is now 4:55 am… I couldn’t stop watching…. I can’t wait for season 2…. The cast and story line is amazing…!!!!
This show is awesome! I can’t wait for season 2!!!
Yes honey yes bring on season 2 asap and so glad I watched this but unfortunately I did it all in a day now have to wait… Thank you for a great mystery, definitely a must watch! Superb writing! 👍👍
The story itself with slavery will make you angry and upset with the way times were. Yet, the cliffhanger will have you waiting for season 2. I’m in the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened after they found Olivia and did Kevin get back!!!!
Omg this is really good tv show … I can’t wait for season two!!!!
Yes please sign for season 2!! Kindred is the reason I signed up for Hulu again…I will be waiting!!
Please renew Kindred I must know what happens to Kevin & Dana
Great show!, Bring on season two!
I started this last night and now it’s one 19 in the afternoon the next day I can’t wait for season 2 please hurry
Oh My Gosh!! This has to be The Best Movie Ever!!!! The cast is absolutely incredible… I can watch it again, love you all!!! I definitely can’t wait until the next season.. I must have the book,
Please bring back season 2!! What happen with Olivia nd the lil girl she’s raisin
Watched season 1on the edge of my seat!!! didn’t know season 2 was going to be so far away Dec 2023 one year away. When it comes to series you never know if season 2 will ever make it.This is why I try to stick to regular movies. Hopefully season 2 does make it would really like to finish a series.
It can’t be a whole year. I need it now!!!! Loveee the storyline.. everything is great!!!!!!!
I found myself binge watching, and I definitely don’t think Season 2 can wait a whole year! This is gripping and disturbing. As a woman whose paternal ancestry “owned” slaves, and whose father watched the slave descendants (grandchildren?) stay on as “laborers” (1920’s), I know about the lashings he witnessed (Louisiana/ Texas) and inadvertently learned. Do not think the harm that white people did does not harm their own. Transgenerational trauma is real. “Kindred” highlights this aspect. Don’t make us wait for an intelligently written series that outshines the others!
I binged watched the entire first season. Awesome. I can’t wait for season two. This is a must watch series.
I was recommended to watch this and I have no regrets. I must say, “In a good way”, that I mad about having to wait for season 2
My wife and I thought we were watching 1 episode of Kindred…and then BINGE WATCHED the entire series on New Year’s Day! Can’t wait for season 2!!!
I agree with you Bill. My husband and I cant wait for season 2 we binged watched as well.
Just finished watching season 1 and here iam asking Google when season 2 is coming out. LITTLERALLY feel like I’m instantly suffering just knowing I’ll have to wait for season two. Truly had me at the edge of my seat.
Why do they keep releasing this movies without season 2 being approved. Kinda P with the way the season ended.
OMG PLEASE give us a Season 2!!!!
I just binge watched season one, I have not done that in a while. I really really hope season 2 is coming out soon. This show was epic cannot wait for season2 please bring it
This is an awesome show. I binged watched in 1 day. I can’t wait a year for the 2nd season. That’s not fair 😡. I might have to get the book. I’m feening for season 2
All of what previous replies stated! Cant wait for season 2. I even fast forwarded through my fx channel to see where it was and was sad to not find it . Will have to rewatch season 1 by the time season 2 rolls along!