saintclaire87 (saintclaire87) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Ava DuVernay, Victoria Mahoney Team Up for 'Dawn' TV Series at Amazon

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.

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