A drama series based on Octavia E. Butler's 1987 sci-fi novel has been given a script-to-series order at Amazon. Mahoney will pen the script and also direct the potential pilot. "A script-to-series order means if Amazon execs like the script, the project bypasses the traditional pilot phase and goes directly to series," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dawn revolves around an African-American woman who works with aliens to resurrect the human race some 250 years after a nuclear war. Mahoney made history as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's second unit director, becoming the first woman to direct a Star Wars film.