Dawson has landed on the DuVernay-directed adaptation of Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli's DC comic book series depicting a second Civil War between the United States of America and secessionist Free States of America that leaves Manhattan as a demilitarized zone, or DMZ, that is destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world. According to Deadline, "Dawson will play fierce medic Alma Ortego, who goes on a harrowing journey of saving lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost…hope." This is Dawson's latest comic book adaptation after acting in two Sin City films, Netflix's Marvel series and as the voice of Wonder Woman in numerous DC animated projects. She also voiced Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie. Dawson is also starring in USA's Briarpatch, which will be released on Feb. 6.