Posted on July 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Deadline has casting announcements for two upcoming book adaptations.

The FX series based on Octavia E. Butler’s novel Kindred will feature newcomer Mallori Johnson as the time-traveling author Dana.

Production of Kindred is expected to begin in September, according to Deadline, which also has a number of details about the producers, writers, directors, and financiers, if you’re interested.

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is also coming to the screen, albeit with a much more recognizable star.

Deadline’s sources say Robert Downey Jr. will fill multiple supporting roles as the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel’s main antagonists.

Casting is still ongoing for the title character and other Vietnamese characters for the series, which HBO has ordered.

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