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

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (PTI) 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. PTI SHD SHD