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ava duvernay adapting octavia butler’s ‘dawn’ into tv series
By Eye Candy
August 10, 2017
Director Ava DuVernay is continuing to make waves in the fantasy world. The ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ director—alongside Charles D. King, and Victoria Mahoney— is slated to adapted Afro-futurism pioneer Octavia Spencer’s 1987 novel “Dawn” into a tv series! The novel, which follows an African American woman who works with aliens in an attempt to resurrect the human race, 250 years after a nuclear war has wiped most of us out.
“Dawn” is the first book in a trilogy called “Lilith’s Brood” where Butler’s prolific explorations of race, gender, and power are viewed through a lens of caution and wariness of human moral weakness and corruption.
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