Wild Seed

Status:  In Development
Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama
Studio(s):  JuVee Productions
Director:  Wanuri Kahiu
Cast: TBA
Details:  Amazon Prime Video will join forces with Academy Award winner Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions in developing Wild Seed, a drama series based on the first book in Octavia E. Butler’s acclaimed Patternist sci-fi series, from Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions.

Wild Seed is a love (and hate) story of two African immortals who travel the ages from pre-Colonial West Africa to the far, far future. Doro, a killer who uses his power to breed people like livestock, encounters Anyanwu, a healer who forces him to reassess his millennia of cruel behavior.  For centuries, their personal battles change the course of our world as they struggle against the backdrop of time — master vs slave, man vs woman, killer vs healer.

Wild Seed was the first tome chronologically and third to be published in the five-book Patternmaster series from Science Fiction Hall of Famer Butler, who died in 2006 at the age of 58.  Butler was a renowned African-American writer of science-fiction, who was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in her stories.  Ms. Butler’s work is translated into 12 foreign languages and her books are taught in over 400 college courses.  “Wild Seed is a book that shifted my life,” said Davis. “It is as epic, as game changing, as moving and brilliant as any Science Fiction novel ever written.”  This is the second project based on an Octavia Butler novel that is in development. Victoria Mahoney, Ava DuVernay and MACRO are developing Dawn as a television series.  Source(s):  Deadline; Shadow & Act.

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