Video: FX’s “Kindred,” “Fleishman Is in Trouble” Coming Soon to Hulu





Video: FX’s “Kindred,” “Fleishman Is in Trouble” Coming Soon to Hulu – Awarding-Winning Television
The award-winning collection awaits. Stream your favorite FX shows now on Hulu.
[via press release from FX]
FX’s Kindred, Fleishman Is in Trouble Coming Soon to Hulu | Awarding-Winning Television

The award-winning collection awaits. Stream your favorite FX shows now on Hulu.



“Kindred” Ordered to Series by FX





“Kindred” Ordered to Series by FX
The eight-episode series is based on MacArthur Fellow and Hugo Award winner Octavia E. Butler’s enormously popular and influential novel.
[via press release from FX]
“Kindred” Ordered to Series by FX

Based on the Profoundly Influential Novel by Octavia E. Butler

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Will Write, Serve As Showrunner and Executive Produce with Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Ernestine Walker and Merrilee Heifetz

Starring Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and David Alexander Kaplan

Pilot Directed and Executive Produced by Janicza Bravo

LOS ANGELES, January 10, 2022 – FX’s adaptation of the profoundly influential novel Kindred has been ordered to series, it was announced today by Nick Grad, President, Original Programming FX. The eight-episode series will be produced by FX Productions.

Kindred is based on MacArthur Fellow and Hugo Award winner Octavia E. Butler’s enormously popular and influential novel, which has been hailed as a visionary work of science fiction since it was first published more than four decades ago in 1979.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen, An Octoroon) will serve as showrunner and writer on the television adaptation of this classic work and executive produce along with Courtney Lee-Mitchell (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Darren Aronofsky (mother!, The Fountain) and Ari Handel (One Strange Rock, Noah) of Protozoa Pictures, Joe Weisberg (The Americans), Joel Fields (Fosse/Verdon, The Americans), Ernestine Walker and Merrilee Heifetz.

“Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has done a phenomenal job of adapting Kindred for FX and honoring the legacy and timeless value of Octavia Butler’s groundbreaking novel,” said Grad. “The pilot directed by Janicza Bravo is brilliant and we can’t wait to resume production with this incredibly talented and dedicated cast.”

Kindred introduces Mallori Johnson alongside stars Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and David Alexander Kaplan.

The pilot of Kindred was directed and executive produced by Janicza Bravo, director and co-writer of the critically-acclaimed feature Zola.

FX’s adaptation of Kindred is centered on “Dana” (Johnson), a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a nineteenth-century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.

About FX

FX, a division of Disney General Entertainment, is a multiplatform brand that develops, produces, commissions and markets original programming for Hulu and the FX and FXX linear channels in the U.S., and Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other international territories. The FX brand mark appears above the title across its entire slate of originals. Over the past two decades, FX has been responsible for some the most-critically acclaimed and award-winning shows on television. Some of the brand’s current and legacy titles include the dramas American Horror Story, American Crime Story, The Americans, Damages, Fargo, Justified, Nip/Tuck, Pose, Rescue Me, The Shield and Sons of Anarchy; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, Better Things, Dave, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reservation Dogs and What We Do in the Shadows; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary films.



FX’s “Kindred” Pilot Sets Cast





FX’s “Kindred” Pilot Sets Cast
Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and David Alexander Kaplan join the previously announced Mallori Johnson as series regulars.
[via press release from FX]
FX’s “Kindred” Pilot Sets Cast

Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and David Alexander Kaplan Join Previously Announced Mallori Johnson as Series Regulars

Janicza Bravo to Direct the Pilot Adaption Based on the Profoundly Influential Novel by Octavia E. Butler

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Executive Produced by Jacobs-Jenkins, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Ernestine Walker, Merrilee Heifetz and Janicza Bravo

LOS ANGELES, September 29, 2021 – FX’s pilot of the profoundly influential novel Kindred has rounded out its cast with Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and David Alexander Kaplan joining the previously announced Mallori Johnson as series regulars.

Janicza Bravo, director and co-writer of the critically-acclaimed feature Zola, will direct the pilot with Johnson starring in the lead role.

Kindred is based on MacArthur Fellow and Hugo Award winner Octavia E. Butler’s enormously popular and influential novel, which has been hailed as a visionary work of science fiction since it was first published more than four decades ago in 1979.

The television pilot of this classic work, which sold over a million copies, was written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen, An Octoroon) and will be executive produced by Jacobs-Jenkins, Courtney Lee-Mitchell (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Darren Aronofsky (mother!, The Fountain) and Ari Handel (One Strange Rock, Noah) of Protozoa Pictures, Joe Weisberg (The Americans), Joel Fields (Fosse/Verdon, The Americans), Ernestine Walker, Merrilee Heifetz and Bravo. The pilot is being produced by FX Productions.

—CAST BIOS—

Mallori Johnson

Mallori Johnson landed the highly coveted role in FX’s Kindred pilot after graduating from The Julliard School – 2021, Group 50. Johnson is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Micah Stock

Micah Stock is a Tony Award-nominated stage and screen actor who will next co-star in Maggie Moore(s), a film by John Slattery and starring Jon Hamm and Tina Fey. He most recently co-starred in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated short form comedy series, Bonding; as well as a series regular on Disney+’s drama series The Right Stuff, portraying real-life NASA astronaut Deke Slayton. For film, Stock delivered a breakout performance in the 2019 Sundance Audience Award winner, Brittany Runs A Marathon, the directorial debut of Paul Downs Colaizzo, starring Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins and Lil Rel Howery, which was distributed by Amazon. His additional credits include Showtime’s Emmy-nominated limited series Escape at Dannemora, directed and produced by Ben Stiller; and the Apple+ anthology series, Amazing Stories, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. In 2015, Micah received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s uproarious comedy, It’s Only A Play, alongside an all-star cast including legends Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing, and F. Murray Abraham. He also starred on Broadway alongside Slattery and Lane in the 2016 revival of the classic comedy The Front Page, directed by the legendary Jack O’Brien, and also starring John Goodman, Holland Taylor, Robert Morse, and more. Stock is represented by ICM, Anonymous Content, and ID.

Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Kwanten is best known for his performance as ‘Jason Stackhouse’ for 7 seasons on HBO’s iconic series True Blood. He was most recently seen in the Amazon anthology Them from Lena Waithe, which debuted at SXSW to win the Audience Award. Prior, he starred in the Blumhouse/Facebook Watch series Sacred Lies opposite Juliette Lewis and alongside Sean Bean in the crime series The Oath for Sony’s Crackle. On the feature side, he starred opposite John Malkovich in the comedy-actioner Supercon for Sony, as well as the historical drama Northmen: A Viking Saga with Ed Skrein. An action powerhouse, he led such films as Blunt Force Trauma opposite Frieda Pinto and Mickey Rourke, The Hurricane Heist with Toby Kebbell, and Kidnapping Mr. Heineken with Anthony Hopkins and Sam Worthington. Ryan is represented by Verve and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

Gayle Rankin

Gayle Rankin will next star in the upcoming FX drama pilot, Kindred, from writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, based off the widely popular Octavia E. Butler novel. She can most recently be seen in the HBO series Perry Mason opposite Matthew Rhys. She just wrapped shooting Alex Garland’s new feature, Men. Gayle had a Cannes break-out in Mike Covino and Kyle Martin’s film The Climb, and has been receiving great reviews as it made the festival rounds. She recently ended her run starring as “Sheila the She-Wolf” on the Emmy nominated hit series, Glow for Netflix. She can be seen in the independent feature, Her Smell opposite Elizabeth Moss and directed by Alex Ross Perry, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. She also premiered at Tribeca 2019 in Blow the Man Down opposite June Squibb and Margo Martindale. After making her major feature film debut in Noah Baumbach’s Meyerowitz Stories, opposite Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, she worked on The Greatest Showman for 20th Century Fox opposite Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron as well as features, Irreplaceable You opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw and In a Relationship opposite Emma Roberts. Gayle is also a rising star of New York’s theater scene. Gayle starred as “Ophelia” opposite Oscar Isaac in Sam Gold’s production of Hamlet. She previously starred on stage in the Public’s all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew for Phyllida Lloyd. Gayle made her Broadway debut opposite Michelle Williams, Emma Stone, and Alan Cumming in Cabaret for director Sam Mendes. Her extensive credits include Tony Kushner’s The Illusion for director Michael Mayer, Nina Raines’s Tribes for David Cromer, and the Lincoln Center world premiere production of The Mystery of Love & Sex, in which she starred opposite Diane Lane for director Sam Gold. Other film and television credits include the HBO pilot The Missionary and feature, The Passing Season opposite Brian J. Smith. Originally from Scotland, Gayle is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Gayle is represented by UTA and B-Side Management in the UK.

Austin Smith

Austin Smith has appeared on Netflix’s RUSSIAN DOLL, HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and NBC’s New Amsterdam. He was an original Broadway cast member of Hamilton and is currently starring in the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City at New York Theatre Workshop. Austin is represented by APA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy stars opposite Forest Whitaker in the EPIX series Godfather of Harlem. Up next, Antoinette will be seen opposite Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto in the WeWork limited series WeCrashed for Apple TV+. Antoinette will also at last reprise the role of “Kaneisha” in the upcoming Broadway run of Slave Play. Jeremy O. Harris wrote the role for Crowe-Legacy when they were students at Yale School of Drama – the actress originated the role in Slave Play’s first developmental production in 2017 as part of Yale’s Langston Hughes Festival. Antoinette was recently seen in Rebecca Hall’s feature Passing opposite Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga. The film recently made a near-record breaking sale to Netflix for over $16M at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Among Antoinette’s many theater credits, she played leading roles in both Tori Sampson’s play If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, which Leah Gardiner directed at Playwrights Horizons, as well as in Aziza Barnes’s play BLKS, directed by Robert O’Hara for MCC Theater. Antoinette graduated from Yale’s prestigious MFA Acting Program, where she received the 2018 Carol Finch Dye Award. Past winners include Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand. Antoinette is represented by Anonymous Content and The Gersh Agency.

David Alexander Kaplan

David Alexander Kaplan is 11 years old and was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia to parents Alan and Zhenia Kaplan. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, actor Michael Kendall Kaplan, David has enjoyed many successes in both film and television. He recently filmed a reoccurring role in soon to be released episodes of a popular Netflix series and a supporting role in a feature film. David worked alongside Stephen Dorf in the feature film Embattled and is known for his supporting lead roles in Lifetime Movie, A Sister’s Secret, and two episodes of Creepshow where he was directed by Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero. David also appeared with Matt Czuchry in The Resident and Lucas Till in MacGyver. His petite size, and wisdom and discipline which are well beyond his years, make him an ideal actor for young roles. What David loves most about TV and Film is the creative process and telling stories through the art of acting. David is represented by Joy Pervis at J Pervis Talent Agency and Wendi Green at Atlas Artists.

ABOUT FX

FX is home to acclaimed and award-winning television available on the FX on Hulu streaming hub, the FX, FXX and FXM cable networks, and the video on-demand service FXNOW. FX on Hulu offers next day access to FX and FXX current series, FX’s library of legacy series, and exclusive original programming, including Devs, Mrs. America, A Teacher, American Horror Stories, Reservation Dogs, Y: The Last Man and the upcoming The Old Man, Fleishman is in Trouble, Class of ’09 and Under the Banner of Heaven. FX additionally features the drama series Mayans M.C., Pose, Snowfall and Taboo; the limited series American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Fargo, FEUD, Black Narcissus and the upcoming Pistol and Shōgun; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, Better Things, Breeders, DAVE, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Little Demon; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween, The Choe Show and The Premise; the weekly short-form comedy programming showcase Cake; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary features, including The New York Times Presents, The Most Dangerous Animal of All, AKA Jane Roe, A Wilderness of Error, Hip Hop Uncovered; Hysterical, PRIDE and the upcoming Welcome to Wrexham. FX is the former home of The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. FX’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network, with FXM featuring classic films, contemporary hits, award-winning features and short-form original programming. FXX is also the cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history.



IFC MIDNIGHT SCOOPS UP PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ‘KINDRED’





IFC MIDNIGHT SCOOPS UP PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ‘KINDRED’
STARRING BREAKOUT TAMARA LAWRANCE, JACK LOWDEN, FIONA SHAW, and EDWARD HOLCROFT
NEW YORK, NY (July 29, 2020) – IFC Midnight announced today that it is acquiring North American rights to KINDRED, directed by Joe Marcantonio and produced by Dominic Norris & Jack Lowden of Reiver Pictures. KINDRED explores themes of control and a young woman’s struggle with the slow breakdown of her own sense of reality in this twisted psychological drama, with a screenplay by Marcantonio and Jason McColgan. The film stars a breakout performance by Tamara Lawrance (The Long Song), Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, Fighting With My Family), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), and Edward Holcroft (Kingsman, The Sense of an Ending). John Keville & Morgan Bushe of Fastnet Films serve as Executive Producers alongside Norman Merry & Peter Hampden of Lipsync Productions, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Head Gear Films, Serotonin Films and Gareth Wiley. IFC Midnight will release the film on November 6th, 2020.

When her boyfriend Ben suddenly dies in an accident, mother-to-be Charlotte collapses upon receiving the news. She wakes up in Ben’s family home, a crumbling old manor house in the middle of nowhere with Ben’soverbearing mother, Margaret, and his controlling stepbrother, Thomas. They are determined to care for her, at least until the baby arrives. Grief stricken and increasingly haunted by visions possibly brought on by the pregnancy, Charlotte accepts their help. But as the days go by she begins to doubt their intentions and her suspicions grow. Are they drugging her and keeping her captive, with the aim of taking her unborn baby? As her visions intensify and the haze of lies grows, Charlotte decides that her only option is to break free from this family once and for all – but at what cost?

Arianna Bocco EVP of Acquisitions and Productions of IFC Films said, “KINDRED is a discovery with strong performances and an expertly crafted atmosphere – the perfect addition to the IFC Midnight family. We’re excited to bring this wickedly smart film to audiences across the country.”

Director Joe Marcantonio added, “I’m really delighted to be working with IFC Films – to be on a slate alongside films by Sean Durkin and Michael Winterbottom is a dream-come-true for me. It’s fantastic to have joined forces with a team who are so enthusiastic about ‘KINDRED’, and I can’t wait to get the film in front of audiences later this year.”

IFC Films is fresh off a successful opening weekend with Dave Franco’s THE RENTAL, scooping the title of #1 movie in America at the box office, and #1 on the iTunes charts. Together with the success of Natalie Erika James’ RELIC and The Pierce Brothers’ THE WRETCHED, IFC Films has banked over $3M from drive-in cinemas alone with an innovative strategy during the exhibition COVID-19 shutdown. Other critically acclaimed 2020 releases include, Carlo Mirabella Davis’ SWALLOW and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s THE TRUTH.

The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films’ EVP of Acquisitions and Productions Arianna Bocco and Director of Acquisitions Aijah Keith with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers. Beta Cinema is handling international sales.

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ABOUT IFC MIDNIGHT

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on digital and cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes.

Current releases include Natalie Erika James’ Sundance hit RELIC and Egor Abramenko’s SPUTNIK. Some of the company’s successes have included Andy Nyman’s critical darling GHOST STORIES, André Øvredal’s box-office success THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, Peter Strickland’s modern giallo BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, Lucile Hadžihalilović’s EVOLUTION, Johnnie To’s Hong Kong revenge thriller VENGEANCE, Sean Byrne’s THE DEVIL’S CANDY, and the award-winning and cultural phenomenon THE BABADOOK. IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.