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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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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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