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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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