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Ava Duvernay will adapt Octavia Butler's "DAWN" for her next TV show

Ava DuVernay is adding another project to her seemingly endless list of undertakings—not that we're complaining! Deadline reports today that the powerhouse director and producer will collaborate with Charles D. King's media company Macro and director/writer Victoria Mahoney to bring Octavia Butler's seminal 1987 sci-fi novel "Dawn" to TV.

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Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King’s Macro & Victoria Mahoney To Adapt Octavia E. Butler’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Dawn’ For TV

EXCLUSIVE: A new dawn on the small screen is coming for Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn.

The classic 1987 science fiction novel by the Nebula- and Hugo Award-winning author has been picked up by Ava DuVernayCharles D. King’s Macro and director-writer Victoria Mahoney for adaption into a television series, I’ve learned.

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Ava DuVernay is developing Octavia Butler's sci-fi novel, 'Dawn' as a television series with Macro, Victoria Mahoney

Ava DuVernay with another one!  It was announced Wednesday that the filmmaker has another stellar project on the way. This time, she's teaming up with Charles D. King's Macro Ventures and acclaimed director/writer Victoria Mahoney for a television adaptation of Octavia Butler's science-fiction novel, Dawn.  

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Allen Bain on Coyote and why we need optimistic science fiction now more than ever

Producer Allen Bain recently launched a new production company called Bainframe, which he set up to focus on adapting some of science fiction’s classic novels. Earlier today, news broke on Deadline that the company had optioned one of the best hard science-fiction novels of the past few decades: Allen M. Steele’s Coyote, which was originally serialized in Asimov’s Science Fiction in 2001. Set several decades in the future, Coyote presents a United States that has become an oppressive, dystopian nation. Its leaders decide to send colonists to a potentially habitable moon orbiting 47 Ursae Majoris, 46 light-years away. But just before the launch of the ship, a group of dissidents steal the ship and replace its crew, bent on starting a new life far out in space.

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Dawn Interview: Indiewire Shadow and Act

In Octavia Butler's 1987 novel Dawn, a human race in danger of extinction is given a final chance to survive by mating with an alien species to create a new hybrid race. The first book in Butler's Lilith's Brood series (formerly Xenogenesis), adaptation rights were recently acquired by producer Allen Bain ("Revenge of the Green Dragons").

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How The TV Show of Octavia Butler's Dawn Will Stay True to Her Incredible Vision

The other day, it was announced that Allen Bain’s Bainframe production company had optioned Butler’s Dawn for television. This is the first book in the Lilith’s Brood series, previously known as the Xenogenesis series. We were wondering how Bain could possibly do justice to such a challenging book—so we asked him. Here’s what he told us.

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