Butler’s Dawn has been optioned for television. Producer Allen Bain:
I definitely want to stay true to the material and honor the legacy of Octavia Butler, because I think that’s important and I do think that’s possible in 2015. I think my predecessors have broken a lot of ground in television and the distribution channels have changed, so you can actually make TV now that you couldn’t 15 years ago. Back then a show had to be episodic in the sense that you could tune in any day, it didn’t matter if you knew the backstory, and you could watch it from beginning to end and be satisfied. That’s changed tremendously in the last 15 years or so.