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Ava DuVernay and Victoria Mahoney to Adapt Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn for Television

Ava DuVernay (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images); Victoria Mahoney (Francois Durand/Getty Images)

If you’ve been waiting for Octavia E. Butler’s sci-fi to make it to television, Ava DuVernay and Victoria Mahoney have teamed up to bring Butler’s Dawn to television sets across the country.

Dawn tells the story of a black woman working side by side with aliens to revive the human race 250 years after a nuclear war, which sounds pretty much like something that could really go down under a Trump presidency.

According to Deadline, the series will be written by Mahoney with DuVernay and Charles D. King’s Macro company as producers. King previously co-financed and produced Fences, as well as the upcoming film Mudbound.


DuVernay and Mahoney previously worked together on last season’s Queen Sugar, and Mahoney’s own film Yelling to the Sky is a definite must-see.

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