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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 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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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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