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Ava DuVernay, Victoria Mahoney working on 'Dawn' series adaptation


Press Trust of India Los Angeles
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" second unit director Victoria Mahoney have teamed up to adapt sci-fi novel "Dawn" as an Amazon Studios drama series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is currently under development with script-to-series commitment.
Mahoney, who last year became the first woman and first African American to helm a "Star Wars" film, will serve as the writer and director on the pilot.
Octavia E Butler's "Dawn", published in 1987, revolves around an African American woman who works with aliens to resurrect the human race 250 years after a nuclear war.
DuVernay will executive produce the project via her Array Filmworks along with Mahoney, Allen Bain, Gary Pearl and Thomas L Carter.

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First Published: Feb 27 2020 | 1:34 PM IST

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