Victoria Mahoney, the history-making #TheRiseOfSkywalker second unit director, is teaming with Ava DuVernay (@Ava) to adapt Octavia E. Butler's sci-fi novel Dawn as an Amazon Studios drama series https://t.co/KgkIIhQUyA— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2020
Victoria Mahoney and Ava DuVernay are teaming up to adapt Octavia E. Butler's sci-fi novel 'Dawn' for Amazon.
'Dawn' is a sci-fi drama about an African American woman who wakes up on an alien spaceship, 250 years after a nuclear war. The aliens brought her back to help them resurrect the human race.
The show has received a script-to-series commitment from Amazon. That means if Amazon likes the script, they will bypass the traditional pilot process and Dawn become a full show.
The drama will be written and directed by Mahoney, who made history last year as the first woman and first African American to helm a Star Wars feature. Ava will be an executive producer on the show through her Array Filmworks. Mahoney will also be an executive producer.