The series starts much like the book — we’re thrown headfirst into the story, meeting Dana after she returns from one of her journeys in the past. The Dana of Jenkins’s television version of Kindred just moved to Los Angeles from New York after selling the townhouse she inherited with the hopes of breaking into TV writing. Shortly after the move, she goes on a date with Kevin, a white waiter she meets while dining with her aunt and uncle. By the end of the night, Dana finds herself shuttled between 2016 and the early 1800s numerous times with only Kevin witnessing her abrupt vanishing. Through a power she’s unaware of, Dana time travels to the Weylin plantation, where she finds her mother, Olivia, a woman she was told died in a car crash. The cause of this time-traveling is unclear, but Dana must quickly adapt to survive.
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