Mallori Johnson as Dana James in Kindred | FX
26-year-old "Dana James," portrayed by Mallori Johnson, is embarking on a new life in Los Angeles determined to realize her dream of becoming a television writer. Barely settled in her new home, Dana’s fresh start is upended as she finds herself being pulled violently back and forth in time to a nineteenth-century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked.
Mallori landed the highly coveted lead role of Dana in the FX series Kindred shortly after graduating from Juilliard. The series is based on the seminal novel by Octavia E. Butler and was adapted by Executive Producer and showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The pilot was directed by Janicza Bravo. Mallori was seen opposite Anne Hathaway in the Apple+ series WeCrashed. She’s awaiting the release of her independent Feature The Other Zoey.
as Kevin Franklin
Kevin is instantly drawn to Dana upon their first chance meeting. It’s an encounter that changes his life in unimaginable ways.
as Thomas Weylin
He’s capable of harsh cruelty and feared by both the slaves on his farm and the family in his home.