“Butler sets the imagination free, blending the real and the possible.” —United Press International
-- Octavia E. Butler, Dawn
Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth—but for a price.
Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time) will be directing and executive producing Dawn as a television series -- the first work by Butler to be adapted for the screen.