Television rights to Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’ were bought by Bainframe. Allen Bain, Gary Pearl, Thomas Carter and Teddy Smith are already on board as executive co-producers of the potential show.
In ‘Dawn,’ the first in Butler’s trilogy (referred to as both the Xeogenesis series and Lilith’s Brood series), nuclear weapons make Earth uninhabitable. Aliens come and save a select few, including a woman named Lilith. Lilith learns the aliens have three genders. The third gender, ooloi, can manipulate genetic material and use this ability to create alien / human hybrids to repopulate Earth.
With the series’ heavy focus on issues relating to gender, sexuality and race, I worry about what television channel could pick this up and do it justice – or what showrunners could handle it. On the bright side, if done well, we could get a radical and diverse television show on the air, and I would love to see more of that.
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